"Solni princ" - or sth like that

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Media' started by shoplifter, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. shoplifter

    shoplifter Guest


    sorry I don't know the exact name of this fairy tale. there used to be a movie version which was very popular in former Yugoslavia when I was growing up. I think they've shown it on TV like zillion times, but I absolutely loved watching it over and over again.

    does anyone remembers this movie? the plot is to a certain extent similar to the one of King Lear. what's the story behind that, anyone?
  2. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Was salt involved in the story?

    If so, then it's probably one of movies based on classic Slovak fairy-tale "Sůl nad zlato" (Salt is more that gold) - http://www.geocities.com/slovaktales/salt_over_gold.htm

    The most known movie versions are:

    Byl jednou jeden král... (CZ 1954)


    Soľ nad zlato (SK 1982)

  3. shoplifter

    shoplifter Guest

    yes, that's the one :)
    I thought it was a Czech story, my mistake...

    I think the movie version I watched as a kid was probably this more recent one. the title was translated as something like "the salt prince" or "the prince of salt".

    thanks a lot, eso, for sending me the link to the story.
    as far as I'm concerned, nothing beats fairy tales from Slavic countries. they're just the best.
  4. holger

    holger Active Member

    The film is quite popular in Germany as well. It's called "Der Salzprinz".

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