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Princess And The Warrior, The (Krieger und die Kaiserin, Der)

Princess And The Warrior, The

Sissi, who has spent her life as a nurse in the seclusion of a psychiatric hospital, wants to find that mysterious man again who saved her life after a car accident and disappeared without a trace. By the time she finally tracks him down, she experiences how difficult it is to convince him of her love. She has to break out of her world and surpass herself in order to win over that wild and angry man.


Tom Tykwer was born in Wuppertal in 1965 and became interested in film at an early age. He worked as a projectionist and booker in various independent arthouse cinemas for several years before he helmed his first feature film DEADLY MARIA in 1993, followed by WINTER SLEEPERS (1997), RUN LOLA RUN (1998), THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (2000), HEAVEN (2002), PERFUME - THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006), THE INTERNATIONAL (2009), and THREE (2010), among others.
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Tom Tykwer
Screenplay Tom Tykwer
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Mathilde Bonnefoy
Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek
Cast Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Król
Producers Stefan Arndt, Maria Koepf
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with WDR
Length 129 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Venice 2000: Dreams and Visions, Toronto 2000: Special Presentation, Rotterdam 2001, Brussels 2001, Berlin 2001: New German Films
Awards German Film Award in Silver 2001 for Best Feature
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor X Verleih

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