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Release Date:
16 June 2006 (Denmark) See more »
Plot:
Due to his sister's death, the 32 year old August returns and consequently abandons his profession as a missionary priest... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Fresh of breath air. See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Anders Morgenthaler 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mette Heeno 
Anders Morgenthaler 

Produced by
Jens Arnoldus .... producer
Sarita Christensen .... producer
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Thomas Häberle .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Peter Rommel .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mads Brauer 
Casper Clausen 
 
Cinematography by
Kasper Tuxen (live action) (as Kasper Tuxen Andersen)
 
Film Editing by
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen 
 
Casting by
Lene Seested 
 
Production Design by
Rune Fisker 
 
Art Direction by
Gitte Bundgaard-Malling 
 
Makeup Department
Mandy Ketcheson .... contact lens coordinator
 
Production Management
Charlotte Buch .... post-production manager
Charlotte Buch .... post-production supervisor
Trine Finnich .... assistant production manager
Dorte Gude .... post-production supervisor (as Dorthe Gude)
Jonas Ask Hamed .... production manager
Pia Nielsen .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Esben Fisker .... production designer: animation
Snorre Krogh .... storyboard artist
Mathilde Lippmann .... property master
Thomas Nøhr .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Jakob Garfield-Havsteen .... sound assistant (as Jakob Garfield Mortensen)
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Kasper Rasmussen .... sound editor (as Kasper Janus Rasmussen)
Peter Schou .... sound editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Cédric Roger Gérard Marquis .... compositor (as Cedrik Roger Gérard Marquis)
Cédric Roger Gérard Marquis .... visual effects (as Cedrik Roger Gérard Marquis)
Johannes Sebastian Jørgen Erik Møgelvang .... compositor (as Johannes S.J.E. Møgelvang)
Johannes Sebastian Jørgen Erik Møgelvang .... digital artist
Johannes Sebastian Jørgen Erik Møgelvang .... visual effects (as Johannes S.J.E. Møgelvang)
Andreas von Cotta-Schønberg .... compositor
Andreas von Cotta-Schønberg .... digital artist
Andreas von Cotta-Schønberg .... visual effects
Julie Margaret Williams .... colorist (as Julie Williams)
 
Animation Department
Stine Marie Buhl .... animator (as Stine Buhl)
Daniel Callaby .... animator
Klaus Gjørup .... animator
Camilla Haages .... junior animator
Mads Juul .... animation director
Mads Juul .... animator
Ole Madsen .... animator
John Kenn Mortensen .... animator (as John K. Mortensen)
Kristjan Møller .... animation director
Slaven Reese .... animator
Jakob Welner .... cg animator
 
Editorial Department
Ejvind Bording .... color timer
Gregers Dohn .... trailer editor
Rune Felix Holm .... colorist (as Rune Holm)
Ida Marie Harder Jeppesen .... post-production coordinator
Dan Loghin .... assistant editor
Sune F. Andersen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mikkel Maltha .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Esben Fisker .... title designer
Nina Helveg .... production coordinator
Hans 'Haj' Jørgensen .... systems administrator
Ann Køj .... production accountant
Freddy Neumann .... publicist
Ida Sinding .... production assistant
Charlotte Sommer .... laboratory coordinator
Jeppe Ullé Walther .... pipeline developer
Vinca Wiedemann .... artistic manager
 

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90 min | Canada:78 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Germany:82 min
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The film consists of 80% animation and 20% live action.See more »
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Fresh of breath air., 17 September 2006
Author: john_loves_tennis from Toronto, Canada

As the film festival winds down and all the big stars leave the city, the reality of returning back to the normal life begins to sink in. But it's not totally over yet. There is still one more day left, tomorrow I get to watch Sheitan, which hopefully isn't Sheity as the title somehow suggests. Tonight, I saw Princess, which was everything but sheity.

Princess is a Denmark / German import that is comprised of 80% animation and 20% live action. The director, Anders Morgenthaler, puts together a picture that is definitely not something you see in theatres around here. There are a number of facets that make Morgenthaler's Princess stand up tall from the crowd (cliché #1). Firstly, the subject matter; the movie is about a priest who effectively quits his job and coherently scraps his religious beliefs when he allows his life to be rattled by rage and driven by violence. Secondly, the impetus behind the forthcoming violence has never been seen before. The priest (August) (Yes his name is also the name of the popular summer month) returns back to his hometown after hearing of his sister's death. What he learns from here only sickens his soul to the point of blinding his judgment of appropriate justice. He learns that his sister (Christina) (aka Princess) (her porn queen pseudonym) has died an unnecessary death due to the misogyny of Charlie, the president of Lust Paradise, the porno studio Christina worked for. Ironically, August the priest, reacts to this loss, not with sorrow and harmless grief, but with intense and violent vengeance.

The third facet then is the path of destruction that August sets forth on -- towards his ultimate goal of murdering Charlie. This is not your typical Pixar movie which keeps kid audiences giggling and upbeat, but rather a much more subdued, dark movie that consistently permeates a tone that makes you feel sorry and more sorry for the characters on screen. Not mentioned yet, but absolutely crucial to the cohesiveness of the story is Mia, Christina's under-loved, abused and emotionally scarred daughter. After Christina's death, she is taken under August's wings. August solemnly tells Christina that he will take care of her and never let her go. It is through August's acquaintance with his alienated niece, that he finds the straw that breaks his camel's back (Grrrreat cliché #2). He learns that August was assaulted by Charlie and later discovers he even sexually molested Mia. The child has seen the world through the wrong glasses and this irritates August up and through to the existential plane of frustration. He believes Mia does not deserve to live in this kind of reality, and she doesn't need a matriarchal role model who has sex for a living. In a disturbing and emotionally awkward scene, Mia joins some children in the courtyard of August's apartment for a game of doctor. Since the roles of the doctor, nurse and patient were already taken - Mia feels obligated to succumb to the only role she knows; a whore. After announcing this, the children react apprehensively, but curiously play along. In the next cut, the nurse has left, leaving the doctor and the patient or the two boys with Mia, the whore. From a low angle, we see Mia almost teasing the boys with her skirt as she slowly lifts it up and over her crotch. Awed by this novel experience the boys dumbfoundedly ask what to do. From witnessing her mother on home movies, Mia naturally and naively tells one of the boys to get on top of her. At this point, the situation gets tense when one of the boys picks up a twig and connotatively suggests another fashion of entry. Mia still has some ounce of moral judgment to realize this is wrong and resists, but the boys push forward until --- oops, you'll have to watch the movie, because I'm getting drowsy!

It is powerful scenes like this which poignantly drive the audience through a series of long thoughtful gazes to satisfying sentiments of fitting vengeance and brutalization (it's not healthy to repress anything, including our inner most prehistoric instincts!). Princess shines in a genre of it's own which resists calling itself: an action movie, a drama, a dark comedy, a cartoon, a live-action movie or an unsheity movie because Princess does not holistically fit into any one of these groups, because it belongs in all of them. Kudos to Denmark for releasing such an unbarred film that liberates viewers with a penchant for cerebral activity to think beyond convention!

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