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Princess Arete (ARITE Hime) (2001)

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Starring
Houko Kuwashima Houko Kuwashima
Princess Arîte
Tsuyoshi Koyama Tsuyoshi Koyama
Boax
Yûsuke Numata Yûsuke Numata
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Satomi Koorogi Satomi Koorogi
The Witch
Yûko Sasaki Yûko Sasaki
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Written by
Diana Coles Diana Coles
novel
Sunao Katabuchi Sunao Katabuchi
screenplay


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Princess Arete

9 months, 4 weeks ago at Sep 1 16:29
Positively lovely to look at, blissfully quiet for long stretches, and wonderfully feminist, Princess Arete should have been a slam dunk, an underrated classic just waiting for rediscovery. It was not to be, as the pacing drags all over the place, like a theme park ride that comes to a screaming halt before whiplashing you this way and that along the track before coming to a slightly unsatisfying ... read more
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Description: Confined in the castle tower by her father, princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she seeks out to watch the common people at work. The knights of the kingdom compete for the right to marry her and rule the land by competing to see who can find powerful magic objects made by a long dead race of sorcerers. Arete wants none of this. She longs to meet the common people and travel to exotic lands she has only seen in the books she keeps hidden under her bed. One day the sorcerer Boax arrives in a fantastic flying machine and offers to take Arete as his wife and transform her into a proper pr ... (more)
Release date: 21 July 2001
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Princess Arete

“Positively lovely to look at, blissfully quiet for long stretches, and wonderfully feminist, Princess Arete should have been a slam dunk, an underrated classic just waiting for rediscovery. It was not to be, as the pacing drags all over the place, like a theme park ride that comes to a screaming halt before whiplashing you this way and that along the track before coming to a slightly unsatisfying end.   For a long stretch in the opening, Princess Arete is arresting in its slow unraveling. We meet the young princess, held captive in the castle by a neurotic father after her mother’s death. His overprotective nature has made his daughter an inadvertent prisoner, and she feels like she’s slowly suffocating with her lone escape being in the books she cherishes. The princess becomes the ” read more

JxSxPx rated this 7/10 10 months ago
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Kalcifer rated this 6/10 1 year, 3 months ago

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