WATCH: New trailer for Norwegian 'Three Nuts for Cinderella' remake released

The 1973 Czech Christmas classic has been transplanted to Norway's arctic winter and wild landscape.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff
Published on 30.09.2021 14:18 (updated on 07.10.2021)

The first trailer for the new version of "Three Nuts for Cinderella" the Czechoslovak-East German fairy-tale co-production from 1973 has been released with support by the Norwegian Film Fund.

The remake was shot in the Norwegian town of Maihaugen near Lillehammer across the 200 historical buildings of an open-air museum. The Norwegian title of the film is "Tre Nøtter til Askepott."

The star of the new production, set to be released in November 2021, is Norwegian pop singer Astrid Smeplass who said she considers the character of Cinderella a courageous and "cool" role model for girls. Cengiz Al plays the Prince Charming.

The Nordisk Film distributor calls its production "a breathtaking ride with brilliant archery, crazy costumes and, of course, a good dose of magic."

The original film, directed by Václav Vorlíček, has a devoted following not only in the Czech Republic but England, Germany, and Norway, where it is broadcast on Norwegian public TV on Christmas Eve.

Czech actress Libuše Šafránková, who gained international acclaim and legions of fans for playing the title role in the Czech version of the fairy-tale film died in June at the age of 68.

While the beloved Czech actress will be remembered for her impressive career spanning close to fifty years, she will always be known to most as Cinderella. The 1973 film, adapted from a Božena Němcová story, launched young Šafránková into instant stardom.

Czech server iDnes.cz reports that it isn't clear whether the film will be shown in the Czech Republic when it is released on November 12. 

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