scottishlass: (Sewing cupcake)
If you ask any girl/woman between the ages of four and fifty in both West and former Eastern Germany and Czech Republic which fairy tale movie has influenced them the most, you will come across one particular title again and again and again. 3 Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel (3 gifts for Cinderella).

It's the one movie that so reminds me of a typically German childhood, watching that movie during Christmas time. Nothing, and I mean literally nothing, comes close to this wonderful DEFA/Studio Barandov rendition of the fairy tale, not Disney not anything. Even the soundtrack has become somewhat of a household name in Germany. Just hearing the first two, three notes of the soundtrack by Karel Svoboda and a girl/woman will know where it's from.

What's so great about this movie is that Cinderella is not passive. She rides on horseback, she is a skilled archer, she can hold her own against the prince. If there ever was an ideal role model for young girls - this Cinderella certainly would be.

scottishlass: (Sewing cupcake)
If you ask any girl/woman between the ages of four and fifty in both West and former Eastern Germany and Czech Republic which fairy tale movie has influenced them the most, you will come across one particular title again and again and again. 3 Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel (3 gifts for Cinderella).

It's the one movie that so reminds me of a typically German childhood, watching that movie during Christmas time. Nothing, and I mean literally nothing, comes close to this wonderful DEFA/Studio Barandov rendition of the fairy tale, not Disney not anything. Even the soundtrack has become somewhat of a household name in Germany. Just hearing the first two, three notes of the soundtrack by Karel Svoboda and a girl/woman will know where it's from.

What's so great about this movie is that Cinderella is not passive. She rides on horseback, she is a skilled archer, she can hold her own against the prince. If there ever was an ideal role model for young girls - this Cinderella certainly would be.

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Yozora no mukou ni wa mou asu ga matteiru

ano toki kimi ga ushinatta mono wa
yozora no mukou no hoshi ni natta
nurashita hoho wa itsuka kawaite
kitto habatakeru kara

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