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?
Schlager Sunday – Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy
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We always watch Its a wonderful life – and I always like it. We watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Last night we watched Toy Story 4 which was amazing. A movie I am looking forward to is Muppets Christmas Carol. We borrowed toy Story and Muppets movies from the library. Peace and Hugs to you.-♥
Oh, love the Muppet’s Christmas Carol! It may be one of the best adaptions of all time! It’s not on TV and you can’t stream it … sad how the old ones go out of style
How lovely! Czech Fairy-tale or children’s films were the best! We always watch ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the “Singing, Ringing Tree” (Das singende, klingende Bäumchen) https://youtu.be/9PCG7QKbOps
Aw, we already watched it this year! What a great film, for what it is 😉 Enjoy your Holidays!
The scenes on the white horse riding in the snow are beautiful – for years we had a advertisement by a store that sold fur coats and their ad was a woman on a white stallion riding through the snow in a full-length fur coat. After I wrote this sentence, I decided to Google around for the ad … of course, it was on YouTube. I think they copied from this show:
I also like the scenes with the doves at the window (almost reminescent of “The Birds” only tamer) and the scenes with the owl.
Hey Linda, if you watched the clip you saw most of the movie 🙂 If you can stream it go for it, you don’t really need to speak German the music and the scenes speak for themselves. Happy Sweatpants Holidays!
You’re right – the scenery etc. did not need interpretation at all.