Siblings, Gretel and Hansel live in the countryside with their mother. When times are hard and Gretel can't find work, their mother sends them out to fend for themselves. As they journey through the dark forest without clothes nor supplies, they come upon a house with good-smelling food, and decide to temporarily stay there in care of an old woman. As they recover from fatigue, they uncover odd things which might prevent them from getting out alive.Written by
It was announced in October 2018 that Sophia Lillis would star in "Gretel and Hansel" with Oz Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Hayes. In November 2018, Charles Babalola was cast as The Hunter. In April 2019, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw and Sam Leakey joined the cast, with Leakey making his acting debut. On November 9, 2018, filming started in Dublin, Ireland. See more »
In a scene where Gretel and Hansel are talking on their beds, the cat sitting adjacent to Gretel is seen jumping off the bed. In following sequential scenes that cut back to her, the cat is seen sitting back on the bed, but later is not there again. See more »
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The poor girl Gretel (Sophia Lillis) and his little brother Hansel (Samuel J. Leakey) are left by their mother and they must cross a dark wood seeking out work and food. They stumble upon a house with a feast on the table and Hansel opens the door to get some food. Out of the blue, an old woman (Alice Krige) surprises the little boy and offers a job to the siblings. But soon the smart Gretel feels that something evil lives in the house.
"Gretel & Hansel" is a film slightly based on the Brothers Grimm's fairytale. The wonderful cinematography is impressive, the cast is great, but the pointless screenplay does not help. The pace is also too slow for the genre. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Maria e João: O Conto das Bruxas" ("Mary and John: The Witch Tale")
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