"Gretel & Hansel" is a 2020 dark fantasy horror film directed by Oz Perkins.
The starring cast includes Sophia Lillis as Gretel, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola as The Hunter, Alice Krige, Samuel Leakey as Hansel, Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Mother, Donncha Crowley as Master Stripp, Jonathan Gunning as Emaciated Man, Giulia Doherty as Beautiful Child, Jonathan Delaney Tynan as Father and others.
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Orion Pictures on Thursday, January 02, 2020 released the trailer for "Gretel & Hansel" you can watch here:
GRETEL & HANSEL Official Trailer (2020).
Here is a short review of "Gretel & Hansel" movie plot summary.
A baby girl in a village falls ill and is not expected to survive. The father takes the child to see an enchantress, who removes the illness but leaves power within the girl. The villagers go to the girl, as she grows up, to hear her premonitions, but she uses her power to kill people, including her father. She is taken into the woods to be abandoned. There, she lures other children to their deaths. She becomes known as the Beautiful Child (Giulia Doherty).
The scene shifts to teenaged Gretel (Sophia Lillis) and her younger brother, Hansel (Samuel Leakey), after their father's death. They meet a man about a housekeeping job, but he reveals his true intentions by asking Gretel if she is still a virgin. The children leave without work. Their mother rebukes Gretel for not helping provide for them and threatens to kill Gretel if they do not leave the house. The siblings flee and find a hut to stay for the night, but a ghoulish man appears and attacks Hansel. A hunter (Charles Babalola) saves the siblings and takes them to his home.
The next morning, the siblings go out to forage and seek work. Hansel is drawn to a house by the smell of cake coming from it. Holda (Alice Krige) invites them inside for a meal and allows them to sleep there in exchange for work. Holda sends Hansel to the woods to practice his skills with an axe while keeping Gretel indoors. Hansel is happy but Gretel grows suspicious of Holda. She sees a vision of the Enchantress (Melody Carrillo) and hears children's voices. Holda shows Gretel how to tap into her powers as a witch. Hansel also sees a vision of the Enchantress and an inverted pentagram carved into a tree.
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"Gretel & Hansel" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 31, 2020 (United States), on February 20, 2020 (Brazil, Portugal) and on July 9, 2020 (Germany) distributing by United Artists Releasing, Orion Pictures, Capelight Pictures, Cinetopia, Digicine, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Elevation Pictures, Encore Films, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Village Pictures, Imagem Filmes, Joyncontents Group, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Latam Pictures, Movie Cloud, Odeon, Paradise Group, Polyfilm Verleih, Roadshow Films, Times Media Films, Vertigo Releasing, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Roadshow Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Vértice 360 and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 87 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $22.1 million.
"Gretel & Hansel" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on 9 November 2018 in Dublin, Ireland, and wrapped up in December 2018.
"Gretel & Hansel" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 64/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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