The Tinderbox (1993)

Fyrtøjet (original title)
Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairytale about the soldier, the witch, the dogs, the princess and half the kingdom


Mihail Badica


Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale), Mihail Badica


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Credited cast:
Ole Fick Ole Fick ... The Soldier / The King / Various Roles
Anne Marie Helger ... The maid / Various roles
Charlotte Toft Charlotte Toft ... The Princess / Various roles
Bodil Udsen Bodil Udsen ... The Witch / Various roles


A soldier came marching along the high road: "Left, right-left, right." He had his knapsack on his back, and a sword at his side; he had been to the wars, and was now returning home. As he walked on, he met a very frightful-looking old witch in the road. Her under-lip hung quite down on her breast, and she stopped and said, "Good evening, soldier; you have a very fine sword, and a large knapsack, and you are a real soldier; so you shall have as much money as ever you like." "Thank you, old witch," said the soldier. "Do you see that large tree," said the witch, pointing to a tree which stood beside them. "Well, it is quite hollow inside, and you must climb to the top, when you will see a hole, through which you can let yourself down into the tree to a great depth. I will tie a rope round your body, so that I can pull you up again when you call out to me." "But what am I to do, down there in the tree?" asked the soldier. "Get money," she replied. Only promise to bring me an old ... Written by Martin Stoltenborg Christensen

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30 August 2007 | by texasjmmSee all my reviews

This is the best adapted screenplays movie of H.C Andersen. It should bee seen of everyone! Go see it. It is good. It is really good. Maybe not all of you will understand it because of the way the speak, it is(funny enough)in danish. But man, it should also bee in English, because it is fantastic! So, please anyone, go see it. In some way. Even if you may not understand it, then go see anyway. Please, do. I beg you. Because if you will not see it, you will miss a great movie. So if you are a movie lover, then you have to see it. If anyone from Denmark is reading this, the if you do not see it, I think you are strange! So, people from Denmark, England, USA, Japan, go see it! Goodbye everyone!

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26 March 1993 (Denmark) See more »

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