On first sight, this is just another typical TV-movie: There's no special ambition concerning cinematography and production design; the solution at the end is quite unbelievable, as the author wasn't capable of solving a specific problem (you'll know what I mean when you watch the film); some of the supporting acting is not very good -- On the other hand, the two lead actors (Christian Kohlund and Mareike Carrière) are excellent, the music is beautiful... but what makes the film exceptional is child actress Miriam Stein as the title character. The presence of the girl transforms the film into a kind of bittersweet fairy tale. What we see is a hybrid between the usual TV fare and real movie magic and it shows once more that actors ARE important.
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