Das Kalte Herz (2016)

A poor and lonely coal seller trades his heart to a demon of the forest, hoping to improve his condition. It won't be long before the consequences of his actions catch up to him.

Writers:

Wilhelm Hauff (fairy tale), Karl Ulrich Schnabel

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Cast

Credited cast:
Franz Schnyder Franz Schnyder ... Peter Munk
Elfriede Gärtner Elfriede Gärtner ... Lisbeth
Stefan Schnabel ... Holländer-Michel
Wolf-Wolfgang Guth Wolf-Wolfgang Guth ... Glasmännchen
Juana Sujo ... Munks Mutter
Rudolf Arnst Rudolf Arnst ... Ezechiel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Blumenfeld Fritz Blumenfeld ... Geldverleiher
Peter Diamand Peter Diamand ... Amtsmann
Franz Meissner Franz Meissner ... Wirt
Leonard Shure Leonard Shure ... Bettler
Gustav Stüdemann Gustav Stüdemann ... Tanzbodenkönig
Aube Tzerko Aube Tzerko ... Musiker
Maurice Zam Maurice Zam ... Musiker
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A poor and lonely coal seller trades his heart to a demon of the forest, hoping to improve his condition. It won't be long before the consequences of his actions catch up to him - Shot in the early 1930s and finished in 2016, Das Kalte Herz is a fascinating accomplishment. The spellbinding silent film stars famous Swiss director Franz Schnyder in one of his few roles as an actor. A true blast from the past.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Switzerland | USA | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (final version)| Silent (original version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot between 1931 and 1933 but was not completed until 2016, after the missing reels were located and restored. See more »

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