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King Thrushbeard (1984)

Král Drozdia Brada (original title)
A fairy-tale about a beautiful but very haughty princess Anna who cruelly mocks each of her suitors. Finally she is forced by the king to marry a beggar. The poor life, hard work and love ... See full summary »

Director:

Miloslav Luther

Writers:

Jacob Grimm (fairy tale), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tale) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriana Tarábková ... princezna Anna
Lukás Vaculík ... král Michal / zebrák
Maria Schell ... královna, Michalova matka
Gerhard Olschewski ... král Matú, Annin otec
Marián Labuda ... Principál, zalárník
Bronislav Poloczek ... Správce, nápadník
Zita Furková ... Herecka / kucharka
Ludovít Króner ... Trpaslík, vezen (as Ludvik Kroner)
Lubomír Kostelka ... Prevozník, strázce
Peter Bzdúch Peter Bzdúch ... Strázce, medvedár
Peter Simun Peter Simun ... Nápadník, malír
Frantisek Kovár ... Astronom, strázce
Ladislav Konrád Ladislav Konrád ... Herec - strázník
Daniel Králik Daniel Králik ... ceremoniár u krále Michala
Vlado Cerný Vlado Cerný ... Velitel stráze
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A fairy-tale about a beautiful but very haughty princess Anna who cruelly mocks each of her suitors. Finally she is forced by the king to marry a beggar. The poor life, hard work and love teach the princess a lesson and turn her into a loving and kind person. Written by Michael

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Language:

Slovak | German

Release Date:

1 December 1984 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

King Thrushbeard See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Version of König Drosselbart und das Mädchen Prinzessin (1986) See more »

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A good adaptation
1 July 2001 | by rcuppen79See all my reviews

König Drosselbart (or as it called in Czechoslovakia: "Kral Drozdi Brada") is based on the fairy-tale of the same name by the Grimm-brothers. The story itself is of course not as famous as some of the other Grimm-tales, but that does not make it less enjoyable. König Drosselbart is a very entertaining movie for everyone who likes old-fashioned fairy-tales. König Drosselbart is a Czech- and German production. Their approach is of course not the same as Hollywood, but that's what makes this movie somewhat special. It really is a very simple story and is very easily made. That is what I liked about this movie. I didn't want to see a big-budget version, but a very plain somewhat old-fashion approach such as this. The two leading characters, princess Anna and prince Michal are very well portrayed by the beautiful Adriana Tarabkova and Lukas Vaculik. Also the art-direction is beautiful and the medieval music is very effective. A good adaptation.


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