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Tinerete fara batrînete (1969)

A young man's quest for a kingdom promising eternal youth and immortality. To reach his goal he must fulfill the three wishes of the Emperor's daughter, retrieve three golden objects and answer three riddles set by the Lord of Time


Elisabeta Bostan, Ion Creanga (story "Tinerete fara batrînete") | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
Carmen Stanescu Carmen Stanescu ... Imparateasa Tinereti
Emanoil Petrut Emanoil Petrut ... Imparatul / Mos Vreme
Anna Széles Anna Széles ... Zana (as Ana Széles)
Mircea Breazu Mircea Breazu ... Fat Frumos
Nicolae Secareanu Nicolae Secareanu ... Imparatul Minciuna
Ion Tugearu Ion Tugearu ... fiul Imparatului Minciuna
Mihai Paladescu Mihai Paladescu ... Vrajitoarea
Nicolae Brancomir Nicolae Brancomir ... Inteleptul
Margareta Pogonat Margareta Pogonat
George Motoi George Motoi ... (as George Mottoi)
Corina Constantinescu Corina Constantinescu
Eugenia Bosânceanu Eugenia Bosânceanu ... (as Eugenia Bosînceanu)
Zoe Anghel Stanca Zoe Anghel Stanca ... (as Zoe Anghel-Stanca)
Simona Manda Simona Manda


A young man's quest for a kingdom promising eternal youth and immortality. To reach his goal he must fulfill the three wishes of the Emperor's daughter, retrieve three golden objects, answer three riddles set by the Lord of Time, and overcome an evil witch and escape the Kingdom of Lies ruled by an evil Emperor and the young man's nemesis, the Prince of Lies. In return for good deeds along the way, he is given a magical horn and feather to aid him in his quest and is served by a flying horse, All this before he can finally enter the Kingdom of Youth without Old Age and Life without Death and marry the Emperor's daughter. Written by kosmikino(kosmikino@gmail.com)

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Release Date:

20 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingdom in the Clouds See more »

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Filmstudio Bucuresti See more »
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Paramount distributed this film in the US and Australia (and possibly Canada) as part of its kiddie matinee package to theatres in the early 1970s. See more »

Alternate Versions

Several minutes have been cut from the English-language version of this film, including most of the opening sequence showing the hero before the beginning of his journey. See more »

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very fine traditional and unusual fairy tale
29 May 2003 | by lerelieurfouSee all my reviews

i saw this movie dubbed in French as La Clé d'or... Elisabeta Bostan got friends with Quebec film maker and distributor Rock Demers. Faroun films is a Rock Demers distribution company he created in 1965 and wich distributed La Clé d'or in Quebec TV at the time. Rock Demers created then films La Fête, and together with other european film makers produced quite a big series of 'contes pour tous', still classics in Quebec (La guerre des Tuques, Opération beurre de pinottes, Aventuriers timbre perdu, etc....

But this here movie was made in 68 in romania... and has the european coloration of fairy-tales produced at the time by Alexander Rou, and other russian and czech producers... It's is a great tale about the Truth and the PureHeart always winning over the King of Liars, and all that is against us in life : Time, Nature, etc... The sets are just artificial enough for a fantasy...that's what so good about these movies, no big fuss about special effects and all...

the overall impression is just a litte 60's-kitsch tone with a very good scenario and great casting and makeup : ahhh the witch is so....a witch!!!

a mustsee musthave movie....but very hard to find i would think

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