Tři oříšky pro Popelku (Czechoslovakia)
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.
The film stars Libuse Safránková as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. 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.
It is a must at Christmas, it is modern, strong, well thought-out, beautiful, funny, sweet, charming, has a great soundtrack, lovely people, has the right amount of emotions, is playful, one for the children and grown-ups alike.
Writers: Bozena Nemcová (story), Frantisek Pavlícek (as Bohumila Zelenková)
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock