Snow White

Original title: (Schneewittchen)
GDR, 1961, 60 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful and haughty queen who had a magic mirror. She would ask it, "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"  And as long as the mirror answered, "You, Queen, are the fairest here," she was content. 


But now that the queen's step-daughter, Snow White, has grown up to become the fairest in the land, the queen commands the Hunter to take Snow White to the woods and kill her. He can not bring himself to do it, so he takes Snow White into the woods and leaves her there, bringing back the heart of a pig to trick the wicked Queen. The mirror, however, does not lie.  


True to the Grimm's version of the tale, the Queen finds Snow White staying with the Seven Dwarfs and tries three times to kill her, seemingly succeeding the third time, with a poisoned apple. Luckily for Snow White, the Prince has been searching for her as well, and the Seven Dwarfs happen to be a bit clumsy. 

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