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Once upon a time there was a prince, Jaroslav, who's two other brothers had fallen in love with a beautiful and yet mysterious princess from a painting. His brothers had gone far away to seek her. However, they never came back from their journey. And so the third prince went on a journey himself to find his brothers and came to a kingdom near the Diamond Mountain. There he found the beautiful princess and also his enchanted brothers. To break the spell, the prince is to succeed in the accomplishment of three difficult tasks. Will he succeed ? Written by
One of the best (if not "The Best") fairy tales ever seen.
I saw this film first time back there in mid-80s, being around 10-years old, and it was wonderful. I've seen it several times since there, and impression never changed, regardless of age. I'm very fond of Barandov Studios' fairy tales, but this film is the best of them. Safrankova, Travnicek, Bartoska -- what would better for the film?
The only pity that like many other wonderful films it isn't translated to English (Am I wrong?) -- so in people not knowing Chech/Russian/German don't able to enjoy it. Well -- their loss!
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