The Princess and the Warrior

The Princess and the Warrior

"Somewhere Out There You Can Find Love"
  • R
  • 2000
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 7.5  (14,061)
  • 64

The Princess and the Warrior (2000) is a German film starring Franka Potente, whose flaming red hair in "Run Lola Run" first made her famous among American audiences. In this movie, Potente plays Sissi, a passive, shy nurse whose life centers around her job at a mental asylum. One day, drifter and former soldier Bodo (played by Benno Furmann) indirectly causes an accident that nearly kills Sissi, and immediately thereafter, saves her life before disappearing into the crowd again. The result is Sissi's growing certainty that her life and Bodo's are meant to be tied together by Fate, and she sets out to locate him. Sheltered Sissi and her deceptively simple emotional state provide a key counter-balance for Bodo, whose past is a tapestry of trauma and darkness that also threatens his future. The question as to whether Fate meant to link these two, and if so, how they are meant to play roles in one another's lives, is at the heart of this complex film.

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The Princess & The Warrior: Sissi Visits The Scene Of The Accident
The Princess & The Warrior: Sissi Visits The Scene Of The Accident

Clip - 1 min 1 sec

The Princess & The Warrior: Sissi Finds Bodo
The Princess & The Warrior: Sissi Finds Bodo

Clip - 2 min 55 sec

The Princess & The Warrior: The Accident
The Princess & The Warrior: The Accident

Clip - 1 min 40 sec

The Princess & The Warrior: Bodo & Sissi In The Hospital Bed
The Princess & The Warrior: Bodo & Sissi In The Hospital Bed

Clip - 1 min 59 sec

The Princess & The Warrior: Bodo & Walter
The Princess & The Warrior: Bodo & Walter

Clip - 3 min 7 sec

The Princess & The Warrior
The Princess & The Warrior

Trailer - 1 min 54 sec

Description
The Princess and the Warrior (2000) is a German film starring Franka Potente, whose flaming red hair in "Run Lola Run" first made her famous among American audiences. In this movie, Potente plays Sissi, a passive, shy nurse whose life centers around her job at a mental asylum. One day, drifter and former soldier Bodo (played by Benno Furmann) indirectly causes an accident that nearly kills Sissi, and immediately thereafter, saves her life before disappearing into the crowd again. The result is Sissi's growing certainty that her life and Bodo's are meant to be tied together by Fate, and she sets out to locate him.

Sheltered Sissi and her deceptively simple emotional state provide a key counter-balance for Bodo, whose past is a tapestry of trauma and darkness that also threatens his future. The question as to whether Fate meant to link these two, and if so, how they are meant to play roles in one another's lives, is at the heart of this complex film.

  • Release Date
    2000
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 15 min
  • Language
    German
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (14,061)
  • Metascore
    64