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Bauty and the beast

TV Movie, 88 mins, 2012
Director: Marc-Andreas Bochert

The famous fairy tale tells the story of the impossible love between a wild beast and a beautiful girl. Hugo, the father of Elsa, is facing financial ruin. Things take a promising turn when Bertolt, a knight, shows an interest in Hugo’s daughter. Returning from a business trip, Hugo accidentally ends up in a mysterious castle. As he picks a rose, he is suddenly confronted by a monster, half-human and half-animal. Hugo saves his own life by promising the monster the life of the first person he sees on his return home. To his dismay, it is his daughter.

A co-production with Provobis Film and Moviepool for ZDF

Funded by Fernsehfonds Austria, Land Niederösterreich, Land Salzburg

Awards

Geisendörferpreis for Children’s TV 2013
Emil 2013 (Awarded by the TVSpielfilm guide)

Credits

Director
Marc-Andreas Bochert

Screenplay
Marcus Hertneck

Producers
Thomas Teubner
Bernadette Schugg
Michael Cencig

Music
Stefan Maria Schneider

Cast
Elsa – Cornelia Gröschel
The Beast, Prinz Arbo – Max Simonischek
Hugo, Elsa’s Father – Jürgen Tarrach
Irmel, the Maid – Carolin Walter
The Servant Wenzel – Karsten Kramer
Bertolt, the Knight – Christoph Letkowski
Gertrud, the Maid – Nadine Wrietz
Lawyer – Wolfgang Edelmayer
Pawnbroker – Johannes Silberschneider
Shepherd – Wolfgang S. Zechmayer

Category

TV-FICTION