Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior)
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) (2000)

The director (Tom Tykwer) and star (Franka Potente) of the stylish art-house hit "Run Lola Run" reunite for this compelling romantic fable. A nurse (Potente) whose life is saved by a mystery man after a horrible car accident sets… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: More slow-moving than Run Lola Run, this film nonetheless offers an intriguing storyline about love and fate.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This is bravura filmmaking and a movie not to be missed.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Mesmerizing fable of frozen grief and stubborn love.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Often fascinating but bizarre and, ultimately, unsatisfying.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

You don't have any idea what's going to happen next.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a film that's gorgeous to look at, but completely hollow and devoid of compelling characters.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Every person's behavior, Tykwer demonstrates with a flourish, is ultimately a matter of chance.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This is a love story, but it isn't one you've ever seen before.

Brian Mckay

Potente proves her versatility as an actress here with a much more subdued character, but is still capable of delivering powerhouse emotional scenes

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Pretty to look at, but unnecessarily if the goal were to make a heist movie without the vulgar ingredient of excitement. Very odd movie. I kept asking… More
Leigh Ryan
Beautiful, love it. Would watch one hundred times in a row and not get bored.
Stella Dallas
a fairy tale, as the title suggests, in the sense that fairy tales are myths of psychic healing. it's one of the oldest functions of storytelling and the… More
Gordon Anderson
Enjoyable but less engaging than 'Run Lola Run'.
xGary Xx
A psychiatric nurse tracks down the mystery man who saved her life after a traffic accident but finds herself on the run when she is caught up in his attempt to… More
Michael Gildea
Such a beautiful and well done movie. Often mindbending and heartbreaking. Incredible score/soundtrack too. I'm definitely kicking myself for not seeing… More