Hansel & Gretel
The fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel in German with German audio and English translation. Created for German learners and German teachers and everyone who. - Hansel and Gretel (ENGLISH) - Hänsel und Gretel (GERMAN) - Near a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife, and his two children. Hänsel bückte sich und steckte so viele in sein Rocktäschlein, als nur hinein wollten. Dann ging er wieder zurück, sprach zu Gretel: "Sei getrost, liebes.
Hänsel und Gretel: HexenjägerHänsel und Gretel: Hexenjäger (Originaltitel Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) ist ein amerikanisch-deutscher Fantasyfilm mit Horror- und Action-Elementen des. Märchen: Hänsel und Gretel - Brüder Grimm. Vor einem Gretel weinte bittere Tränen und sprach zu Hänsel: "Nun ist's um uns geschehen." - "Still AT A - Hansel and Gretel · AT - Burning the Witch in Her Own Oven. MOSER / PREY / HUG / LINDNER / WALLBER - Hansel Und Gretel (Electrola Collection) - oshotoarts.com Music.
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Hansel and Gretel are brother and sister who lived in a small, humble house with their father and stepmom. Their house was at the edge of the forest, far away from all others.
Since they were very poor the stepmom suggested to her husband that they should leave their kids somewhere deep inside the woods so they would survive.
After they were left in the forest Hansel and Gretel found their way back because Hansel threw stones while they were walking so they just followed them back.
The stepmom was persistent and suggested they left the kids in the forest again. They were in the forest, hungry and scared. They decided to find a shelter and they came across a house made of cake and bread.
Out of the blue, an old woman Alice Krige surprises the little boy and offers a job to the siblings.
But soon the smart Gretel feels that something evil lives in the house. The wonderful cinematography is impressive, the cast is great, but the pointless screenplay does not help.
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Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Holda devoured her other children and took on the guise of a kind, old woman to lure other children.
Holda straps Gretel down in the cellar. With her youthful appearance, Holda lures Hansel into a cage so she can cook him.
Gretel uses her powers to pin Holda over the flames. Holda is killed by the fire, exacerbated by Gretel's powers, breaking Hansel's trance and Gretel's bonds.
Gretel decides to remain at the house. Hansel returns to their family home, discovering that their mother is no longer there and reclaiming his own axe.
Gretel sees the spirits of the dead children emerge from the trees, finally free. Her fingers start to turn black as Holda's did, but she states she will trust herself and control her newfound abilities.
In October , the Hollywood Reporter wrote that Orion Pictures had started developing a film adaptation of the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel , with Oz Perkins directing a screenplay he had co-written with Rob Hayes, and Sophia Lillis starring as the lead character.
In November , Charles Babalola was cast as the Hunter, a new character who helps Gretel and Hansel navigate the woods. Perkins explained in an interview that the title was changed because this version focuses on Gretel:.
It's got really only three principal characters: Hansel, Gretel, and the Witch. We tried to find a way to make it more of a coming of age story.
I wanted Gretel to be somewhat older than Hansel, so it didn't feel like two year-olds — rather a year-old and an 8-year-old.
There was more of a feeling like Gretel having to take Hansel around everywhere she goes, and how that can impede one's own evolution, how our attachments and the things that we love can sometimes get in the way of our growth.
Principal photography on the film began on 9 November in Dublin, Ireland , and wrapped up in December The Grimm Brothers' Home Page. Return to the table of contents.
Nennillo and Nennella Giambattista Basile Woe to him who thinks to find a governess for his children by giving them a stepmother!
He only brings into his house the cause of their ruin. There never yet was a stepmother who looked kindly on the children of another; or if by chance such a one were ever found, she would be regarded as a miracle, and be called a white crow.
But beside all those of whom you may have heard, I will now tell you of another, to be added to the list of heartless stepmothers, whom you will consider well deserving the punishment she purchased for herself with ready money.
There was once a good man named Jannuccio, who had two children, Nennillo and Nennella, whom he loved as much as his own life. But Death having, with the smooth file of Time, severed the prison bars of his wife's soul, he took to himself a cruel woman, who had no sooner set foot in his house than she began to ride the high horse, saying, "Am I come here indeed to look after other folk's children?
A pretty job I have undertaken, to have all this trouble and be for ever teased by a couple of squalling brats! Would that I had broken my neck ere I ever came to this place, to have bad food, worse drink, and get no sleep at night!
Here's a life to lead! Forsooth I came as a wife, and not as a servant; but I must find some means of getting rid of these creatures, or it will cost me my life: better to blush once than to grow pale a hundred times; so I've done with them, for I am resolved to send them away, or to leave the house myself forever.
Don't be angry, for sugar is dear; and tomorrow morning, before the cock crows, I will remove this annoyance in order to please you.
Then Jannuccio said, "My little children, stay here in this wood, and eat and drink merrily; but if you want anything, follow this line of ashes which I have been strewing as we came along; this will be a clue to lead you out of the labyrinth and bring you straight home.
But at the hour when all creatures, summoned by the constables of Night, pay to Nature the tax of needful repose, the two children began to feel afraid at remaining in that lonesome place, where the waters of a river, which was thrashing the impertinent stones for obstructing its course, would have frightened even a hero.
So they went slowly along the path of ashes, and it was already midnight ere they reached their home. When Pascozza, their stepmother, saw the children, she acted not like a woman, but a perfect fury; crying aloud, wringing her hands, stamping with her feet, snorting like a frightened horse, and exclaiming, "What fine piece of work is this?
Is there no way of ridding the house of these creatures? Is it possible, husband, that you are determined to keep them here to plague my very life out?
Go, take them out of my sight! I'll not wait for the crowing of cocks and the cackling of hens; or else be assured that tomorrow morning I'll go off to my parents' house, for you do not deserve me.
I have not brought you so many fine things, only to be made the slave of children who are not my own. And when you want food, follow this little path of bran which I have made for you in a straight line, and you can come and seek what you require.
When Nennillo and Nennella had eaten all that was in the basket, they wanted to return home; but alas! But as Heaven always extends its arm over the innocent, there came by chance a prince to hunt in that wood.
Then Nennillo, hearing the baying of the hounds, was so frightened that he crept into a hollow tree; and Nennella set off running at full speed, and ran until she came out of the wood, and found herself on the seashore.
Now it happened that some pirates, who had landed there to get fuel, saw Nennella and carried her off; and their captain took her home with him where he and his wife, having just lost a little girl, took her as their daughter.
Meantime Nennillo, who had hidden himself in the tree, was surrounded by the dogs, which made such a furious barking that the prince sent to find out the cause; and when he discovered the pretty little boy, who was so young that he could not tell who were his father and mother, he ordered one of the huntsmen to set him upon his saddle and take him to the royal palace.
Then he had him brought up with great care, and instructed in various arts, and among others, he had him taught that of a carver; so that, before three or four years had passed, Nennillo became so expert in his art that he could carve a joint to a hair.
Now about this time it was discovered that the captain of the ship who had taken Nennella to his house was a sea-robber, and the people wished to take him prisoner; but getting timely notice from the clerks in the law courts, who were his friends, and whom he kept in his pay, he fled with all his family.
It was decreed, however, perhaps by the judgment of Heaven, that he who had committed his crimes upon the sea, upon the sea should suffer the punishment of them; for having embarked in a small boat, no sooner was he upon the open sea than there came such a storm of wind and tumult of the waves, that the boat was upset and all were drowned, all except Nennella, who having had no share in the corsair's robberies, like his wife and children, escaped the danger; for just then a large enchanted fish, which was swimming about the boat, opened its huge throat and swallowed her down.
The little girl now thought to herself that her days were surely at an end, when suddenly she found a thing to amaze her inside the fish: beautiful fields and fine gardens, and a splendid mansion, with all that heart could desire, in which she lived like a princess.
Then she was carried quickly by the fish to a rock, where it chanced that the prince had come to escape the burning heat of a summer, and to enjoy the cool sea breezes.
And whilst a great banquet was preparing, Nennillo had stepped out upon a balcony of the palace on the rock to sharpen some knives, priding himself greatly on acquiring honor from his office.
When Nennella saw him through the fish's throat, she cried aloud, Brother, brother, your task is done, The tables are laid out every one; But here in the fish I must sit and sigh, Oh brother, without you I soon shall die.
Nennillo at first paid no attention to the voice, but the prince, who was standing on another balcony and had also heard it, turned in the direction whence the sound came, and saw the fish.
And when he again heard the same words, he was beside himself with amazement, and ordered a number of servants to try whether by any means they could ensnare the fish and draw it to land.
At last, hearing the words "Brother, brother! And Nennillo replied, that he recollected, as a dream, having had a sister when the prince found him in the wood, but that he had never since heard any tidings of her.
Then the prince told him to go nearer to the fish, and see what was the matter, for perhaps this adventure might concern him.
As soon as Nennillo approached the fish, it raised up its head upon the rock, and opening its throat six palms wide, Nennella stepped out, so beautiful that she looked just like a nymph in some interlude, come forth from that animal at the incantation of a magician.
And when the prince asked her how it had all happened, she told him a part of her sad story, and the hatred of their stepmother; but not being able to recollect the name of their father nor of their home, the prince caused a proclamation to be issued, commanding that whoever had lost two children, named Nennillo and Nennella, in a wood, should come to the royal palace, and he would there receive joyful news of them.
Jannuccio, who had all this time passed a sad and disconsolate life, believing that his children had been devoured by wolves, now hastened with the greatest joy to seek the prince, and told him that he had lost the children.
And when he had related the story, how he had been compelled to take them to the wood, the prince gave him a good scolding, calling him a blockhead for allowing a woman to put her heel upon his neck till he was brought to send away two such jewels as his children.
But after he had broken Jannuccio's head with these words, he applied to it the plaster of consolation, showing him the children, whom the father embraced and kissed for half an hour without being satisfied.
Then the prince made him pull off his jacket, and had him dressed like a lord; and sending for Jannuccio's wife, he showed her those two golden pippins, asked her what that person would deserve who should do them any harm, and even endanger their lives.
And she replied, "For my part, I would put her into a closed cask, and send her rolling down a mountain. Quick now!
Then choosing a very rich lord among his vassals, he gave him Nennella to wife, and the daughter of another great lord to Nennillo; allowing them enough to live upon, with their father, so that they wanted for nothing in the world.
But the stepmother, shut into the cask and shut out from life, kept on crying through the bunghole as long as she had breath: To him who mischief seeks, shall mischief fall; There comes an hour that recompenses all.
Basile's was published posthumously in two volumes titled Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille The Tale of Tales; or, Entertainment for Little Ones , The edition of appeared under the title Il Pentamerone , in recognition of the work's structure's similarity to that of Boccaccio's Decamerone.
Basile's work is arguably the first European fairy-tale collection. Little Thumb Charles Perrault Once upon a time there lived a woodcutter and his wife; they had seven children, all boys.
The eldest was but ten years old, and the youngest only seven. People were astonished that the woodcutter had had so many children in such a short time, but his wife was very fond of children, and never had less than two at a time They were very poor, and their seven children inconvenienced them greatly, because not one of them was able to earn his own way.
They were especially concerned, because the youngest was very sickly. He scarcely ever spoke a word, which they considered to be a sign of stupidity, although it was in truth a mark of good sense.
He was very little, and when born no bigger than one's thumb, for which reason they called him Little Thumb. The poor child bore the blame of everything that went wrong in the house.
Guilty or not, he was always held to be at fault. He was, notwithstanding, more cunning and had a far greater share of wisdom than all his brothers put together.
And although he spoke little, he listened well. There came a very bad year, and the famine was so great that these poor people decided to rid themselves of their children.
One evening, when the children were all in bed and the woodcutter was sitting with his wife at the fire, he said to her, with his heart ready to burst with grief, "You see plainly that we are not able to keep our children, and I cannot see them starve to death before my face.
I am resolved to lose them in the woods tomorrow, which may very easily be done; for, while they are busy in tying up the bundles of wood, we can leave them, without their noticing.
She would not consent to it. Yes, she was poor, but she was their mother. However, after having considered what a grief it would be for her to see them perish with hunger, she at last consented, and went to bed in tears.
Little Thumb heard every word that had been spoken; for observing, as he lay in his bed, that they were talking very busily, he got up softly, and hid under his father's stool, in order to hear what they were saying without being seen.
He went to bed again, but did not sleep a wink all the rest of the night, thinking about what he had to do. He got up early in the morning, and went to the riverside, where he filled his pockets with small white pebbles, and then returned home.
They all went out, but Little Thumb never told his brothers one syllable of what he knew. They went into a very thick forest, where they could not see one another at ten paces distance.
The woodcutter began his work, and the children gathered up the sticks into bundles. Their father and mother, seeing them busy at their work, slipped away from them without being seen, and returned home along a byway through the bushes.
When the children saw they had been left alone, they began to cry as loudly as they could. Little Thumb let them cry, knowing very well how to get home again, for he had dropped the little white pebbles all along the way.
Then he said to them, "Don't be afraid, brothers. Father and mother have left us here, but I will lead you home again. Just follow me. They dared not go in, but sat down at the door, listening to what their father and mother were saying.
The woodcutter and his wife had just arrived home, when the lord of the manor sent them ten crowns, which he had owed them a long while, and which they never expected.
This gave them new life, for the poor people were almost famished. The woodcutter sent his wife immediately to the butcher's. As it had been a long while since they had eaten, she bought three times as much meat as would be needed for two people.
When they had eaten, the woman said, "Alas! Where are our poor children now? They would make a good feast of what we have left here; but it was you, William, who decided to abandon them.
I told you that we would be sorry for it. What are they now doing in the forest? Alas, dear God, the wolves have perhaps already eaten them up. You are very inhuman to have abandoned your children in this way.
He threatened to beat her if she did not hold her tongue. It was not that the woodcutter was less upset than his wife, but that she was nagging him.
He, like many others, was of the opinion that wives should say the right thing, but that they should not do so too often.
She nearly drowned herself in tears, crying out, "Alas! Where are now my children, my poor children? Here we are! And my poor Peter, you are horribly dirty; come in and let me clean you.
They sat down to supper and ate with a good appetite, which pleased both father and mother. They told them how frightened they had been in the forest, speaking almost always all together.
The parents were extremely glad to see their children once more at home, and this joy continued while the ten crowns lasted; but, when the money was all gone, they fell again into their former uneasiness, and decided to abandon them again.
This time they resolved to take them much deeper into the forest than before. Although they tried to talk secretly about it, again they were overheard by Little Thumb, who made plans to get out of this difficulty as well as he had the last time.
However, even though he got up very early in the morning to go and pick up some little pebbles, he could not do so, for he found the door securely bolted and locked.
Their father gave each of them a piece of bread for their breakfast, and he fancied he might make use of this instead of the pebbles, by throwing it in little bits all along the way; and so he put it into his pocket.
Their father and mother took them into the thickest and most obscure part of the forest, then, slipping away by an obscure path, they left them there.
Little Thumb was not concerned, for he thought he could easily find the way again by means of his bread, which he had scattered along the way; but he was very much surprised when he could not find so much as one crumb.
The little girls then go to the mansion of a hag , who lives with her husband the ogre. Finette heats the oven and asks the ogre to test it with his tongue, so that he falls in and is incinerated.
Thereafter, Finette cuts off the hag's head. The sisters remain in the ogre's house, and the rest of the tale relates the story of " Cinderella ".
In the Russian Vasilisa the Beautiful , the stepmother likewise sends her hated stepdaughter into the forest to borrow a light from her sister, who turns out to be Baba Yaga , a cannibalistic witch.
Besides highlighting the endangerment of children as well as their own cleverness , the tales have in common a preoccupation with eating and with hurting children: The mother or stepmother wants to avoid hunger, and the witch lures children to eat her house of candy so that she can then eat them.
In a variant from Flanders , The Sugar-Candy House , siblings Jan and Jannette get lost in the woods and sight a hut made of confectionary in the distance.
When they approach, a giant wolf named Garon jumps out of the window and chases them to a river bank. Sister and brother ask a pair of ducks to help them cross the river and escape the wolf.
Garon threatened the ducks to carry him over, to no avail; he then tries to cross by swimming. He sinks and surfaces three times, but disappears in the water in the fourth try.
In a Swedish fairy tale, La Cabane au Toit de Fromage "The Hut with the Roof made of Cheese" , the brother is the hero who deceives the witch and locks her up in the oven.
Structural comparisons can also be made with other tales of ATU type "The Children and the Ogre" , which is not a simple fairy tale type but rather a "folktale complex with interconnected subdivisions" depicting a child or children falling under the power of an ogre, then escaping by their clever tricks.
In ATU B "The Brothers and the Ogre" , a group of siblings come to an ogre's house who intends to kill them in their beds, but the youngest of the children exchange the visitors with the ogre's offspring, and the villain kills his own children by mistake.
They are chased by the ogre, but the siblings eventually manage to come back home safely. As the villain's daughter is preparing to kill him, the boy asks her to show him how he should arrange himself; when she does so, he kills her.
Later on, he kills the witch and goes back home with her treasure. He intends to hang them, but the girl pretends not to understand how to do it, so the ogre hangs himself to show her.
He promises his kiddlekaddlekar a magic cart and treasure in exchange of his liberation; they do so, but the ogre chases them. The children eventually manage to kill him and escape safely.
When the witch's daughter tries to bake the child, he pushes her in the oven. The witch then returns home and eats her own daughter. She eventually tries to fell the tree in which the boy is hiding, but birds fly away with him.
The initial episode, which depicts children deliberately lost in the forest by their unloving parents, can be compared with many previous stories: Montanus's "The Little Earth-Cow" , Basile 's "Ninnillo and Nennella" , Madame d'Aulnoy's "Finette Cendron" , or Perrault 's " Hop-o'-My-Thumb " The motif of the trail that fails to lead the protagonists back home is also common to "Ninnillo and Nennella", "Finette Cendron" and "Hop-o'-My-Thumb",  and the Brothers Grimm identified the latter as a parallel story.
Finally, ATU tales share a similar structure with ATU " Sweetheart Roland ", " The Foundling ", "Okerlo" in that one or more protagonists specifically children in ATU come into the domain of a malevolent supernatural figure and escape from it.
According to folklorist Jack Zipes , the tale celebrates the symbolic order of the patriarchal home, seen as a haven protected from the dangerous characters that threaten the lives of children outside, while it systematically denigrates the adult female characters, which are seemingly intertwined between each other.
Due to famines and lack of birth control, it was common in medieval Europe to abandon unwanted children in front of churches or in the forest.
The death of the mother during childbirth sometimes led to tensions after remarriage, and Zipes proposes that it may have played a role in the emergence of the motif of the hostile stepmother.Gretel and Hansel live in the countryside with their mother. When times are hard and Gretel cannot seem to find a job, their mother sends the children out of home to care for themselves. They have to journey through the dark forest without clothes and supplies. Hansel and Gretel Near a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife, and his two children; the boy's name was Hansel and the girl's Grethel. They had very little to bite or to sup, and once, when there was great dearth in the land, the man could not even gain the daily bread. The most recent adaption of the fairy tale is Gretel & Hansel, a American horror film directed by Oz Perkins. Wizart Animation studio from Russia adapted an animated version of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale titled Hansel and Gretel. They incorporated comedy into the story in which the film is intended for a family audience. Hansel & Gretel is a American horror film produced by The Asylum and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante that stars Dee Wallace, Brent Lydic and Stephanie oshotoarts.com the film is considered a "mockbuster", intended to capitalize on the release of Paramount and MGM's film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, it is a modern retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairytale of the same name. Gretel & Hansel (also known as Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale) is a horror film based on the German folklore tale " Hansel and Gretel " by the Brothers Grimm. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, and produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, with a screenplay by Rob Hayes.