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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (original title)
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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sissi
... Bodo
... Walter
Lars Rudolph ... Steini
Melchior Derouet ... Otto (as Melchior Beslon)
... Werner
Christa Fast ... Sigrun
Susanne Bredehöft ... Zewil
Gottfried Breitfuss ... Paul (as Gottfried Breitfuß)
Steffen Scheumann ... Bruno (as Steffen Schult)
Rolf Dennemann ... Dieter
Ali Nejat-Nouei ... Ali
... Maria (as Sybille Jacqueline Schedwill)
Peter Ender ... Thomas
Friederike Frerichs ... Corinna
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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident that results in her lying under a truck, unable to breathe. While he provides life-saving first aid, mesmerized Sissi begins to wonder whether he may be the man of her dreams. But when she tracks him down weeks later her affection is rejected, as Bodo is stuck somewhere between a traumatic past and a criminal future. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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Irgendwo da draußen wartet die Liebe

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for disturbing images, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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12 October 2000 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,426, 24 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$871,058, 25 November 2001
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2.35 : 1
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The literal translation of the German title is "The Warrior and the Empress". The name of the main female character, "Sissi", refers to the nickname of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1837-1898). There are several movies and television shows about the Empress Elisabeth, some with "Sissi' in the title. See more »

Goofs

After Bodo freaks out on the psych ward and is sedated, he is brought to the doctor's office for an interview. The doctor enters carrying a bottle of water and two empty glasses, opens the bottle, pours a glass for Bodo, and recaps the bottle. The doctor's glass, with water in it, then appears on the desk. See more »

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Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt: I wish I could have told the man his sweat smelled tasty. I guess he'd been sucking on a peppermint drop.
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Piece of the Year 1981
Performed by Lauri Väinmaa, piano
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Methodically beautiful imagery, story and characters- a gorgeous film
3 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a modern fairy tale, treat and appreciate it as so. The characters are bold, and their actions are representative of who they are than what actual people do. I say this because I noticed every negative review of this film was caught up in looking for realism- there isn't any. The setting may be proposed as so but the method through which the story is told unfolds like a performance piece.

This film is brilliant- stark personalities, dynamic relationships, and a mix of modern, classical, and fanciful direction. The allegorical context is brilliant when mulled over. I would compare it to `Last Tango in Paris'.


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