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HANSEL AND GRETEL (HÄNSEL UND GRETEL)

HANSEL AND GRETEL
photo © Kinderfilm GmbH

Money is scarce and there are too many mouths to feed. To solve the problem, Hansel and Gretel’s stepmother convinces their father to abandon them, in the deepest forest.

Left to their own devices, the siblings don’t know how to find their way back home. They have no food and they are very hungry. Lured by the delicious goodies on the outside walls of a small cottage, they accept an old lady’s invitation to eat and spend the night. She promises, after all, not to eat them...

The next morning the children find out they are trapped: Hansel is locked up in a cage and the evil old lady makes Gretel slave away for her. Will they be able to out-wit the evil old witch?


Anne Wild was born in 1967 in Bielefeld. She studied German Literature, Philosophy and Art History at the University of Freiburg from 1986-1988, followed by Acting from 1988-1992 at the Academy of Music and Applied Arts in Stuttgart. In 1994, she worked in New York as a production assistant for advertisements, music videos and feature films. She has also done text writing for advertising agencies in Hamburg and Berlin, and has participated in numerous screenplay seminars. In 1999, together with Stefan Daehnert, she received the first Baden-Wuerttemberg Script Prize for What to do in case of fire? (Was tun, wenn\'s brennt, 2001). Her other films include Nachmittag in Siedlisko (2000), Ballet Was Canceled (Ballett ist ausgefallen, 2001), her feature debut My First Miracle (Mein erstes Wunder, 2001), and Hansel and Gretel (Haensel und Gretel, 2006).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Anne Wild
Screenplay Peter Schwindt
Cinematography Wojciech Szepel
Dagmar Lichius
Mari Boine
Martina Brunner
Cast Christian Habicht, Claudia Geisler-Bading, Henning Peker, Nastassja Hahn, Johann Storm, Sybille Canonica
Producers Ingelore König, Juergen Haase, Ernst Geyer
Production Companies Kinderfilm/Erfurt, Moviepool/Munich, ZDF
Length 78 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2006 (Kinderfilmfest), Sprockets Toronto 2007, Zlín 2015
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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