The Princess and the Warrior


2h 15m 2000

Brief Synopsis

They meet for the first time, after a horrible accident, underneath a truck: the sad and angry Bodo, a small time criminal who is always running, from himself as well as the law; and Sissi, a shy, quiet nurse who works in a psychiatric clinic. Bodo saves Sissi's life, which is literally hanging by a

Film Details

Also Known As
Krieger und die Kaiserin, Der, La Princesse et le guerrier, Princesa y el guerrero, La, Princess + the Warrior, The, Princess and the Warrior, Princesse et le guerrier
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Bundesministerium Fur Kultur Und Medien; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern; German Federal Film Board; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X Verleih; X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Arthaus (Norway); Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Mars Distribution; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Triangelfilm; X Verleih; X-Filme Creative Pool
Location
Wuppertal, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

They meet for the first time, after a horrible accident, underneath a truck: the sad and angry Bodo, a small time criminal who is always running, from himself as well as the law; and Sissi, a shy, quiet nurse who works in a psychiatric clinic. Bodo saves Sissi's life, which is literally hanging by a thread, then disappears without trace. Obsessed by the incident, Sissi sets out on a mission to find the mysterious stranger and to discover whether their paths crossed through simple blind chance or by the intricate mechanisms of destiny itself.

Cast

Franka Potente

Sissi

Benno Fürmann

Bodo

Joachim Król

Walter

Lars Rudolph

Steini

Melchior Beslon

Otto

Ludger Pistor

Werner Durr

Schedwill Sibylle Jacqueline

Maria

Peter Ender

Thomas

Sebastian Schipper

Security Type No 1

Jorg Reimers

Watchman

Marita Breuer

Sissi'S Mother

Natja Brunckhorst

Meike

Jürgen Tarrach

Schmatt

Christa Fast

Sigrun Molke

Susanne Bredehoft

Zewil

Gottfried Breitfufl

Paul Rummenholler

Steffen Schult

Bruno Kramer

Rolf Dennenmann

Dieter Strack

Ali Nejat-uei

Ali Goren

Friederike Frerichs

Corinna

Stefanie Muhlhahn

Andrea

Irma Schmitt

Sandra

Burkhard Eick

Extras/Children

Max Urlacher

Holger

Thomas Gimbel

Markus

Detlef Issel

Extras/Children

Delia Schwedt

Extras/Children

Alexander Wipprecht

Martin

Carmen Stange

Extras/Children

Jan Andre Zinnschlag

Stefan

Sabina Riedel

Martina

Armin Krug

Security Type No 2

Karh-heinz Dickmann

Bank Clerk

Jana Schroer

Bank Trainee

Georg-martin Bode

Bank Branch Manager

Georg Zurhelle

Postman

Peter Gotz Korn

Birkenhof Porter

Marcel Segmuller

Rotzbalg

Michael Hanemann

Hartwich

Heiner Voight

Priest

Eva Wolfertz

Meike'S Mother

Ralf Knebel

Filling Station Men

Piet Paes

Filling Station Men

Jurgen Blumenthal

Lorry Driver

Ercan Sagnak

Casualty Team

Winfried Wlagenbach

Casualty Team

Manfred Gotting

'Schmatt' Shop Customer

Tom Spiefl

'Schmatt' Shop Customer

Axel Siefer

Casualty Doctor

Eva Pliego

Casualty Nurse

Frank Dukowski

Casualty Male Nurse

Frank Plasberg

'Aktelle Stunde' Newsreader

Ina Kiesewetter

'Lokalzeit' Newsreader

Dirk Brand

Pump Attendant

Thomas Wupper

Policeman At Birkenhof

Frauke Jacob

Nurse At Birkenhof

Christian Beucker

Patient At Birkenhofs

Hannelore Duwe-scherwat

Patient At Birkenhofs

Elmar Goebel

Patient At Birkenhofs

Horst Kellermann

Patient At Birkenhofs

Marion Kempf

Patient At Birkenhofs

Hilke Kluth

Patient At Birkenhofs

Hans-rolf Marks

Patient At Birkenhofs

Heinz Meyer

Patient At Birkenhofs

Anna Isabel Mohrhenn

Patient At Birkenhofs

Heike Muller

Patient At Birkenhofs

Reante Naujoks

Patient At Birkenhofs

Bina Noss

Patient At Birkenhofs

Eva Peuckert

Patient At Birkenhofs

Andreas Schmitz

Patient At Birkenhofs

Dennis Stange

Patient At Birkenhofs

Lauri Vainmaa

Performer

Gottfried Breitfuss

Crew

Nastuh Abootalebi

Domino Artist

Nastuh Abootalebi

Animator

Stefan Arndt

Producer

Hans J Behrendt

Drums ("You Can'T Find Peace")

Jan Bernotat

Motion Control

Cora Bissett

Song Performer ("Autumnal")

Mathilde Bonnefoy

Editor

Michael Bornhutter

Taekwon Do Consultant

Michael Brook

Guitar

Volkhard Buff

Stunt Coordinator

Tanja Daberitz

Assistant Director

Roger Elliott

Other

Mitch Enzmann

Motion Control

Sebastian Fahr

Assistant Director

Robert Fernandez

Orchestra Recording Engineer

Frank Griebe

Director Of Photography

Uli Hanisch

Production Designer

Jan Hartmann

2nd Camera Operator

Reinhold Heil

Music; Music Arranger & Performer

Reinhold Heil

Music Producer (Member--Pale 3)

Birgit Herber

Additional Makeup

David Hofmann

Technical Director

Dirk W Jacob

Sound Designer

Monika Jacobs

Costume Designer

Martina Jeddicke

Wardrobe

Bronwen Jones

Other

Bronwen Jones

Orchestrator/Conductor

Peter Kent

Other

Johnny Klimek

Music Producer (Member--Pale 3)

Johnny Klimek

Music; Music Arranger & Performer

Oliver Koch

Models

Maria Kopf

Producer

Martin Krefft

Other

Edgar Kroll

Unit Production Manager

Frank Langenbach

Psychiatry Consultant

Brenda Lee

Song Performer ("I'M Sorry")

Matthias Lempert

Sound Mixer

Gisela Liesenfeld

Production Coordinator (Berlin)

George Maihofer

Domino Artist

Frank Maraite

Dialogue Re-Recording

Florian Martin

Titles

Jorn Meier

Inferno Artist

Xaver Naudascher

Music Engineer

Arno Neubauer

Unit Production Manager

Margit Neufink

Makeup

Ulli Neumann

Production Manager

Niko Papoutsis

Inferno Artist

Moritz Peters

Other

Susanne Petersen

Continuity

Gloria Plotzer

Casting

Joern Poetzl

Sound Effects

Waldemar Pokromski

Makeup

Angela Reedswisch

Titles

Andreas Schellenberg

Production Coordinator

Stefan Schieder

Executive Producer

Sabine Schwedhelm

Casting

Philippe Sellier

Sound Effects Recording

Urmas Sisask

Song Performer ("Pleiades Maja" "Song Performer "Oremus")

Dorothee Specht

Production Coordinator

Marita Strotkotter

Post-Production Sound Coordinator

Olli Stuck

Inferno Artist

Lepo Sumera

Song Performer ("Nothing Really Blue"), Song Performer ("Piece Of Then Year 1981" Penguin Cafe Orchestra)

Thomas Tannenberg

Digital Effects Producer

Thomas Tannenberger

Visual Effects

Kai Tebbel

Sound Editor

Dominick Trimborn

Digital Effects Supervisor

Tom Tykwer

Screenwriter

Tom Tykwer

Music Producer (Member--Pale 3)

Tom Tykwer

Music; Music Arranger & Performer

Ulli Wachsmuth

Wardrobe

Jorg Widmer

Steadicam Operator

Arno Wilms

Original Sound

Elmar Wilms

Original Sound

Bruce Winter

Music Engineer

Guido Zettier

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Krieger und die Kaiserin, Der, La Princesse et le guerrier, Princesa y el guerrero, La, Princess + the Warrior, The, Princess and the Warrior, Princesse et le guerrier
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Bundesministerium Fur Kultur Und Medien; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern; German Federal Film Board; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X Verleih; X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Arthaus (Norway); Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Mars Distribution; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Triangelfilm; X Verleih; X-Filme Creative Pool
Location
Wuppertal, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2002

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Program Feautures) January 24 - February 4, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

X-Filme has a development and co-production agreement with Miramax Films.

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2001 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2002

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Program Feautures) January 24 - February 4, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)