A wee witch of 'only' 147 years dreams of joining the Bloxberg coven and sneaks into its annual festival to dance, but is caught. She opts for a punishment with perspective: she may take the admission text next year if she has learned all the spells from the huge magic book. However a hostile witch, appointed by the chief witch to supervise her all year, observes her break the ban on magic on Fridays and befriended two kids of the despised human race. Having learned the spells and practices many, she still turns up for her test, which turns ugly for all.Written by
The film is inspired by German folklore concerning Walpurgis Night. The night from April 30 to May 1 is called Hexennacht ("Witches' Night"), and witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the mountain peak Brocken. See more »
Not your grandma's Hansel and Gretel
Decent watch, probably won't watch again, but can recommend for first time viewers, particularly young ones.
I found another weirdly dubbed German movie. Despite that, the story itself is endearing, but I think there is something of a cultural perspective on witches that I'm missing as an American.
Our witch stories tend to use more of Kleine's type, but the old world leans towards old, warty, children eating witches.
If nothing else, then there is a palatable moral quandry in this that makes for a good moral.
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