Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel, Three Wishes for Cinderella or Tři oříšky pro Popelku, is a Fairy Tale movie from 1973. The Czechoslovakian/East German production features Libuše Šafránková and Pavel Trávníček. For many people this is a staple during Christmas season. On the 24th and 25th alone, this film is shown on public broadcasting channels 9 times.
The movie is roughly based on a Cinderella adaptation by Czech writer Božena Němcová. While they started filming, they had to rely on artificial snow, later there was more than they could handle. Despite the snowy winter wonderland, the performances of the actors and the great costumes really make this movie so special. Not to forget the soundtrack by Karel Svoboda. While the German version is instrumental, the Czech one is accompanied by Karel Gott.
Part of the film was shot at Moritzburg, near Dresden, and we took a wee bit of a detour after visiting the Gnome Park in Trusetal to take a photo of the Golden Shoe.
As you do. I sometimes wonder how my family keeps up with me.
Every year, we’re wachting drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel at least three times around Christmas. How about you?