Gretel and Hansel live in the countryside with their mother. When times are hard and Gretel cannot seem to find a job, their mother sends the children out of home to care for themselves. They have to journey through the dark forest without clothes and supplies. And just as they are starving, they come upon a house with good-smelling food, and decide to temporarily stay there in a care of an old woman. However, as they recover from fatigue and hunger in the house, they uncover suspicious things which might prevent them from getting to their destination at all.Written by
At one point the witch in this movies says "What a world." Fans of the film The Wizard of Oz will recognize this as the Wicked Witch of the West's final words as she melts. The director of Gretel & Hansel, Osgood Perkins, often shortens his first name to Oz. See more »
Gretel and Hansel talk while sitting on a bed in the foreground. On the adjoining bed in the background a cat stands up and jumps to the floor. However the cat reappears on the bed and disappears several times throughout the scene. See more »
[to Gretel and Hansel as she kicks them out of their house]
Gretel & Hansel's Mother:
Dig yourselves some pretty little graves, and dig one for your mother, too.
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When the most memorable part of a movie is how many times characters 'oink' like pigs, it's not a good thing. The movie is pretty. That's about it. The story goes nowhere, the plot is unengaging, and I was left underwhelmed. The film tries too hard to be artsy, stylish, and taken serious. Unfortunately, this makes the movie feel slow and pointless. Movies should feel like rollercosters, making the audience feel something- whether it be sadness, fear, or excitement, etc. This one felt equivalent to sitting in a 3 hour long college lecture on cinematography. I'm not gonna say don't see this movie, but I will say that if you REALLY want to see it, I recommend you wait until you can rent/stream it to save your money and potentially time if you decide to turn it off.
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