Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior)
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Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior)
Director Tom Tykwer followed up his international hit Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) with this drama, which also examines young people living on the edges of the law. Sisi (Franka Potente) is an attractive but withdrawn woman who works in a psychiatric clinic, while Bodo (Benno Fürmann) is looking to make some quick money after his recent release from the army. Bodo robs a gas station and is fleeing on foot when he accidentally causes Sisi to be hit by a truck. Realizing she's seriously injured, Bodo comes to Sisi's rescue and performs an emergency tracheotomy on her before he escapes… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is bravura filmmaking and a movie not to be missed."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Mesmerizing fable of frozen grief and stubborn love."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"How do you follow up with one of the most kinetic films ever made? The obvious answer would be to slow things down, take a more introspective and less visceral approach. In short, do something different."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"It's a fascinating mix, even when the straight-faced melodrama clangs against such wicked, poker-faced absurdism."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
"If I could have found more about the human condition uncovered that was plausible, I would have been more receptive to the quirks in this film..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Often fascinating but bizarre and, ultimately, unsatisfying."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"You don't have any idea what's going to happen next."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"...a film that's gorgeous to look at, but completely hollow and devoid of compelling characters."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Una película muy regular, después del sabor que nos dejó Corre Lola Corre."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"It's hard to think of another movie that satisfies in such unorthodox ways."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Every person's behavior, Tykwer demonstrates with a flourish, is ultimately a matter of chance."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"This is a love story, but it isn't one you've ever seen before."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Potente proves her versatility as an actress here with a much more subdued character, but is still capable of delivering powerhouse emotional scenes"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"An endurance test of overly long sequences bereft of impact."
‑ Mike DeWolfe, Apollo Guide
"A slow trudge up a sadly shallow hill."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly