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Release Date:
12 October 2000 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Irgendwo da draußen wartet die Liebe
Plot:
Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Franka Potente ... Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt

Benno Fürmann ... Bodo Riemer
Joachim Król ... Walter Riemer
Lars Rudolph ... Steini
Melchior Derouet ... Otto (as Melchior Beslon)

Ludger Pistor ... Werner Dürr
Christa Fast ... Sigrun Molke
Susanne Bredehöft ... Zewil
Gottfried Breitfuss ... Paul
Steffen Scheumann ... Bruno (as Steffen Schult)
Rolf Dennemann ... Dieter
Ali Nejat-Nouei ... Ali
Sybille J. Schedwill ... Schwester Maria Blum (as Sybille Jacqueline Schedwill)
Peter Ender ... Dr. Thomas Kupfer
Friederike Frerichs ... Schwester Corinna
Stefanie Mühlhan ... Schwester Andrea
Irma Schmitt ... Schwester Sandra
Sabina Riedel ... Schwester Marita
Max Urlacher ... Pfleger Holger
Thomas Gimbel ... Pfleger Markus
Alexander Wipprecht ... Pfleger Martin
Jan André Zinnschlag ... Pfleger Stefan
Natja Brunckhorst ... Meike
Jürgen Tarrach ... Schmatt
Marita Breuer ... Sissis Mutter
Jörg Reimers ... Wachmann
Sebastian Schipper ... Security Typ 1
Armin Krug ... Security Typ 2
Karl-Heinz Dickmann ... Bankangestellter
Jana Schröder ... Azubi Bank (as Jana Schröer)
Georg-Martin Bode ... Bank Filialleiter
Georg Zurhelle ... Briefträger
Peter Götz Korn ... Pförtner Birkenhof
Marcel Segmüller ... Rotzbalg
Michael Hanemann ... Hartwich
Heiner Voigt ... Geistlicher
Eva Wolfertz ... Meikes Mutter
Ralf Knebel ... Tankstellenmann 1
Piet Paes ... Tankstellenmann 2
Jürgen Blumenthal ... LKW-Fahrer
Ercan Sagnak ... Notaufnahmeteam
Winfried Walgenbach ... Notaufnahmeteam
Manfred Goetting ... 1. Kunde Laden Schmatt (as Manfred Götting)
Tom Spiess ... 2. Kunde Laden Schmatt (as Tom Spies)
Axel Siefer ... Arzt Notaufnahme
Eva Pliego ... Schwester Notaufnahme
Frank Dukowski ... Pfleger Notaufnahme
Frank Plasberg ... Nachrichtensprecher 'Aktuelle Stunde'
Ina Kiesewetter ... Nachrichtensprecherin 'Lokalzeit'
Dirk Brand ... Tankwart
Thomas Wüpper ... Polizist Birkenhof
Frauke Jacob ... Pflegerin Birkenhof
Christian Beucker ... Patient Birkenhof
Lore Duwe ... Patientin Birkenhof (as Hannelore Duwe-Scherwat)
Elmar Goebel ... Patient Birkenhof
Horst Kellermann ... Patient Birkenhof
Marion Kempf ... Patientin Birkenhof
Hilke Kluth ... Patientin Birkenhof
Hans-Rolf Marks ... Patient Birkenhof
Heinz Meyer ... Patient Birkenhof
Anna Isabel Mohrhenn ... Patientin Birkenhof
Heike Müller ... Patientin Birkenhof
Renate Naujoks ... Patientin Birkenhof
Bina Noss ... Patientin Birkenhof
Eva Peuckert ... Patientin Birkenhof
Andreas Schmitz ... Patient Birkenhof
Dennis Stange ... Patient Birkenhof

Directed by
Tom Tykwer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Tykwer 

Produced by
Stefan Arndt .... producer
Katja De Bock .... producer
Gebhard Henke .... producer
Maria Köpf .... producer
Stefaan Schieder .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil  (as Heil)
Johnny Klimek  (as Klimek)
Tom Tykwer  (as Tykwer)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Griebe 
 
Film Editing by
Mathilde Bonnefoy 
 
Casting by
Gloria Plötzer 
Sabine Schwedhelm 
 
Production Design by
Uli Hanisch 
 
Costume Design by
Monika Jacobs 
 
Makeup Department
Birgit Herber .... additional makeup artist
Margrit Neufink .... makeup artist
Waldemar Pokromski .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roger Elliot .... production manager: Cornwall
Steffi Hiller .... executive in charge of production
Arno Neubauer .... unit manager
Ulli Neumann .... production manager
Simone Winkler .... executive in charge of production: Berlin
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pauline Bolle .... apprentice assistant director
Tanja Däberitz .... second assistant director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... first assistant director (as Sebastian Fahr)
 
Art Department
Tanja Aller .... scenic artist
Markus Baum .... carpenter
Geri Beil .... carpenter
Uwe Belke .... carpenter
Werner Blum .... sculptor
Uwe Brauer .... scenic artist
Hayden Buckingham-Jones .... prop buyer: Cornwall
Hayden Buckingham-Jones .... prop master: Cornwall
Mieke Casal .... key scenic artist
Knud Densow .... art department trainee
Stefan Dörsch .... carpenter
Frank Ehlers .... set construction
Utta Hagen .... scenic artist
Sebastian Hahn .... carpenter
Ralph Henning .... carpenter
Stefan Isfort .... prop buyer
Andrea Kessler .... stand-by propwoman
Kai Koch .... assistant production designer
Oliver Koch .... model maker
Oliver Kostecka .... scenic artist
Kerstin Krötz .... apprentice stand-by propwoman
Martin Küster .... carpenter
Uli Langenberg .... set construction
Joachim Monninger .... set construction
Daniel Peeck .... construction foreman
Stefan Prothmann .... art department trainee
Doriano Quintavalle .... carpenter
Thorsten Sabel .... set dresser
Andreas Schmalisch .... carpenter
Dieter Schmidt .... carpenter
Georg Schneider .... carpenter
Dahlia Sherington .... assistant props: Cornwall
Axel Speichert .... carpenter
Ulrike Stecker .... assistant prop buyer
Christoph Steeger .... construction foreman
Frank Weber .... carpenter
Stefan Werns .... carpenter
Dagmar Wessel .... set dresser
Frank Wittek .... carpenter
Katja Schlömer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tom Trambow .... backdrops (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lars Ginzel .... assistant sound editor
Dirk Jacob .... sound designer
Matthias Lempert .... sound mixer
Frank Maraite .... dubbing mixer
Annette Muff .... sound editor: rough cut
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist (as Joern Poetzl)
Philipp Sellier .... foley recordist
Marita Strotkötter .... post-production sound coordinator
Kai Tebbel .... sound editor
Arno Wilms .... sound
Elmar Wilms .... sound
Guido Zettier .... sound editor
Xaver Naudascher .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nastuh Abootalebi .... Domino artist: das werk
Jan Bernotat .... motion control operator
Elena Blum .... retouching: das werk
Melanie Göggelmann .... retouching: das werk
David Hofmann .... technical director/3D: das werk
Martin Krefft .... scanning and recording: das werk
George Maihöfer .... Domino artist: das werk
Jörn Meier .... Inferno artist: das werk
Jörn Meyer .... digital compositor
Nikolaous Papoutsis .... Inferno artist: das werk (as Niko Papoutsis)
Moritz Peters .... scanning and recording: das werk
Julian Reischl .... retouching: das werk
Matthias Scharfenberg .... retouching: das werk
Andreas Schellenberg .... production coordinator: das werk
Gerhard Sprung .... retouching: das werk
Oliver Stück .... Inferno artist: das werk (as Olli Stück)
Thomas Tannenberger .... digital effects producer: das werk
Dominik Trimborn .... digital effects supervisor: das werk
 
Stunts
Baba .... stunts
Sandra Barger .... stunts
Jürgen Blumenthal .... stunts
Michael Bornhütter .... stunts
Micha Breidenstein .... stunts
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator
Frank Christoffer .... stunts
Georg Ebinal .... stunts
Gerd Giesen .... stunts
Ralf Knebel .... stunts
Stefan Langel .... stunts
Günther Lords .... stunts
Alister Mazzotti .... stunts
Piet Paes .... stunts
Matthias Rehring .... stunts
Ernst Reimann .... stunts
Katja Richter .... stunts
Daniela Stein .... stunts (as Dani Stein)
Randy Wittur .... stunts (as Randolph Wittur)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Armstrong .... electrician: Cornwall
Eddie Armstrong .... gaffer: Cornwall
Graham Berry .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Martin Bethge .... additional camera operator
Frantek Brandt .... additional camera operator
Oliver Bromme .... best boy
Ergun Cankaya .... additional lighting technician
Fred Dombrowka .... gaffer
Peter Dombrowka .... lighting technician
Mitch Enzmann .... additional camera operator
Holger Fey .... grip intern
Matthias Gruber .... additional lighting technician
Jan Hartmann .... camera operator: second camera
Jan Hartmann .... first assistant camera
Christian Hupfer .... additional lighting technician
Michael Müller .... dolly grip
Carsten Pauer .... lighting technician
Nils Rausch .... additional lighting technician
Pascal Rubertus .... additional lighting technician
Stefan Schauerte .... lighting technician
Ingo Scheel .... additional lighting technician
Timo Schwarz .... second key grip
Andre Schweider .... additional camera operator
Eike Hagen Schweikhardt .... additional camera operator (as Eike Schweikhardt)
Anja Simon .... key grip
Joachim Sonntag .... additional lighting technician
Bernd Spauke .... still photographer
Elmar Suska .... assistant grip
Hans Vieth .... additional lighting technician
Christian von Spee .... additional camera team (as Christian Spee)
Oliver Ward .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Thorsten Weiden .... additional lighting technician
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Gill Zeadkiyahoo .... additional lighting technician
Dwayne McClintock .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Martin Neuse .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Trambow .... property photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Burkhard Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts
Detlef Issel .... casting: extras and bit parts
Delia Schwedt .... casting: extras and bit parts
Carmen Stange .... casting: extras and bit parts
Delia Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingrid Buhrmann .... assistant costume designer
Martina Jeddicke .... first wardrober
Ulli Wachsmuth .... second wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Ingrid Lingenberg .... color timer
Renate Siegl .... negative cutter
Sandra Stier .... negative cutter
Frank J. Müller .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Katrin Erichsen .... music supervisor
Shiro Gutzie .... soundtrack executive consultant (uncredited)
Bronwen Jones .... conductor (uncredited)
Bronwen Jones .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Lang .... additional music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Ailes .... unit driver: Cornwall
Jochen Behle .... production driver
Tony Buchholz .... unit driver: Cornwall
Tim Großkurth .... production driver
Sebastian Kuhn .... production driver
Ebi Noack .... driver: construction team
Achim Siemens .... transportation special crafts: Cornwall
 
Other crew
Joanna Anastassiou-Brix .... caterer
Jürgen Andermann .... street crew
Mirko Andreas .... caterer
Christine Badura .... projectionist
Michael Bornhütter .... consultant: taekwon do
Imke Eichhorn .... set runner
Ralph Eue .... electronic press kit
Franz Gossler .... insurance (as Franz Gossler Jr.)
Peter Hollweg .... consultant: police/sek
Manus Home .... location manager: Cornwall
Stephan Kahl .... location manager runner
Jörg Kobel .... assistant location manager
Matthias Krafft .... location manager runner
Edgar Kroll .... second location manager
Frank Langenbach .... psychiatric consultant
Tobias Lautenbach .... caterer
Gisela Liesenfeld .... production coordinator: Berlin
Franziska Linke .... production assistant: Berlin
Klaus Maas .... consultant: police/sek
Ruth Mainka .... production assistant: Berlin
Frank Meter .... location scout
Markus Münz .... projectionist
Arno Neubauer .... first location manager
Susanne Petersen .... continuity
Patrick Poch .... continuity intern
Anne-Françoise Pyszora .... translator
Sepp Reidinger .... laboratory relation
Katja Sambeth .... care taker: Melchor Beslon
Dorothee Specht .... production coordinator
Jan Steffen .... set runner
Andro Steinborn .... legal consultant
Tilmann Vierzig .... assistant executive in charge of production
Wolfgang W. Werner .... press relations
Mark Witter .... set runner
Sandra Wollgast .... production secretary
Steffi Hiller .... key accountant (uncredited)
Ulf Israel .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Anton Klima .... aerial coordinator/pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
An Dorthe Braker .... special thanks: casting
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Der Krieger und die Kaiserin" - Germany (original title)
"The Princess & the Warrior" - UK, USA (promotional title)
"The Warrior and the Empress" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing images, language and some sexual content
Runtime:
135 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The literal translation of the German title is "The Warrior and the Empress". The name of the main female character, "Sissi", refers to the nickname of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1837-1898). There are several movies and television shows about the Empress Elisabeth, some with "Sissi' in the title.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Bodo freaks out on the psych ward and is sedated, he is brought to the doctor's office for an interview. The doctor enters carrying a bottle of water and two empty glasses, opens the bottle, pours a glass for Bodo, and recaps the bottle. The doctor's glass, with water in it, then appears on the desk.See more »
Quotes:
Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt:I wish I could have told the man his sweat smelled tasty. I guess he'd been sucking on a peppermint drop.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Escape (Afraid of No One)See more »

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36 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Stop Lola Stop, 22 April 2005
Author: panicoma-1 from United Kingdom

For me, a brilliant movie. There is so much of it, and any holes were not apparent at first viewing. But if it is not universally acclaimed, no-one is at fault. There's much magic in the hands of this director-writer. The casting is perfect; original in looks and body language, Furmann and Potente grace a modern fairy tale that says, well, something about fate, leaving the past behind, finding what you want right under your nose etc. All the old true clichés. This time, told with exquisite pace (slow), and beauty. A couple of shatteringly good scenes, well thought out, plotted and executed, all rounded out with a black humour and tender touch that keeps it CLEAR of pretension. The ending leaves a poignant, puzzled smile and an appetite for more German cinema. If you don't like this you must be a Van Damme fan.

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