Three wishes for Cinderella (1973)

Directed by: Václav Vorlíček

Writing Credits: František Pavlíček

Cinematography: Josef Illík

Music: Karel Svoboda

Cast:  Libuše Šafránková, Pavel Trávníček, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe, Karin Lesch, Dana Hlaváčová, Jan Libíček, Vítězslav Jandák, Jaroslav Drbohlav, Vladimír Menšík, Míla Myslíková, Helena Růžičková, Jan Šůs, Miloš Vavruška, Jiří Růžička ml., Jiří Krytinář, Ilona Jirotková, Ostara Körner, Gerd Funk, Karl-Helge Hofstadt, Joachim Pape, Holger Eckert, Erika Stiska, Jutta Molter, Aurora Pan, Gertrud Adam, Matthias Molter, Ursula Möckel, Vincenc Vávra, Jiří Kodýtek, Bohumil Koška, Vladimír Horáček, Miroslav Krejča, Vladimír Navrátil, Mirka Cingaislová, Danuše Mikulová, Ludvík Wolf, Petr Svojtka, Jaroslava Adamová, Otto Šimánek, Květa Fialová


Václav Vorlíček, 1973, 83min

Beautifully done Czechoslovak/East German co-produced version of the classical fairy-tale, unusually set in winter.

A young woman is put upon by her stepmother and stepsister. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's arms. In this version, he must actively pursue the young woman who is a skilled sharpshooter prone to wearing hunting outfits. Cinderella also has three wishes at her disposal, gained from three magic nuts.

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