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Sleeping Beauty (1971)

Dornröschen (original title)
The King and Queen plan an opulent feast to celebrate the birth of their long-awaited child, Dornröschen. They invite not only the members of the court, but also the fairies, so that they ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliane Korén ... Dornröschen
Vera Oelschlegel ... 13. Fee
Helmut Schreiber ... König
Burkhard Mann ... Prinz
Martin Hellberg ... Spielmann
Angela Brunner ... 2. Fee
Sonja Hörbing ... Fee
Brigitte Krause ... 11. Fee
Barbara Dittus ... 12. Fee
Evamaria Heyse ... Königin
Fritz Decho ... Haushofmeister
Dieter Wien ... Neuer Hauptmann
Thomas Langhoff ... Hauptmann
Jaecki Schwarz ... 1. Ritter
Jörg Knochée ... 2. Rítter (as Jörg Knoche)
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The King and Queen plan an opulent feast to celebrate the birth of their long-awaited child, Dornröschen. They invite not only the members of the court, but also the fairies, so that they may bestow wealth and virtue on the Princess. But there are thirteen fairies, and only twelve golden plates - so the king instructs his messenger to leave one fairy out, the Fairy of Industry. Furious, she arrives at the celebration and wishes death upon the child: on her fifteenth birthday, the child will prick her finger on a spindle and die. Luckily the curse can be made milder, and one of the fairies prevents the death of Dornröschen. However, to punish the King for his obsession with wealth and his rude treatment of the 13th fairy, she proclaims that when Dornröschen pricks her finger, she and the entire court will sleep for 100 years. In an attempt to prevent this curse from taking effect, the King orders that all spindles in the kingdom be burned. But nothing can stop the fairy's curse; on her... Written by DEFA Film Library

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