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Princess (2006)




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When his sister dies, 32-year-old August returns home, abandoning his profession as a missionary priest. His dear sister Christina, known as Princess, was a famous porno film star who went from fame to decline. She has died after years of drug abuse. She leaves a daughter of five, Mia, whom August feels duty-bound to care for. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt, August decides to avenge Christina's death by destroying all the pornographic material in which she appeared. He takes the little girl on what he sees as a mission. It quickly escalates in a spate of violence.

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Critic Reviews for Princess

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Sure, the rage is palpable in every cell, but poise and rational thinking are sadly lacking.

October 19, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

A distasteful sum total.

May 18, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Morgenthaler views this business not only as a monstrously abusive exploitation of people and their bodies, but the height of anti-eroticism and anti-art that demands a complete emotional disconnect between viewer and performer.

May 18, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's very controlled and deliberate and gives the illusion that it has something to say, but its point is a bit unclear.

October 10, 2009 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

...a somber, sad and, in the end, hopeful animation that is a kindred spirit to such Japanese anime as Tokyo Godfathers in look, if not feel.

October 3, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Reeling Reviews

...Morgenthaler shows influences from Miyazaki to cinematic action/adventure films. "Princess" is a real disturbing dazzler.

September 28, 2009 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Reeling Reviews

Audience Reviews for Princess

Audacious, original mix of live action and anime to tell a disturbing tale of corrupted youth.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

Super Reviewer


Brilliant! Reminiscent of Bakshi's early work, this is one great vigilante film. The animation really works, adding a cartoony feel to a very grim and disturbing story. Choosing the "villain" to be the porn industry was another stroke of genius. If this doesn't make you feel a tad guilty the next time you decide to surf the net for that "special occasion" nothing will. Great stuff.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

Princess is a violent revenge thriller about a man's journey to avenge her sister by destroying all pornography and people involved with the production of it. Combined with some animation and some live action, Princess is an interesting tale about the dark side of seemingly normal Denmark and redemption, August's role was absolutely perfect for Lindhardt. Although I do enjoy the plot, I can't help but dislike the ugly animation and having a child along side the protagonist constantly annoying him. Princess is definitely not an easy film to watch, but if you like to see something different (Or in my case, Thure Lindhardt) then his is definitely a film for you

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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