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Culture Express : A childhood classic revisited

【明報專訊】Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale and Tchaikovsky's ballet, Disney retells the Nutcracker story and presents a new sparkly fantasy with hidden realms to be uncovered.

At her godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) receives a priceless gift from her late(已故的)mother — a coveted key which leads her into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There she encounters a Nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents(攝政者)who preside over three realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets.

These three realms are at war with the distinctive fourth realm, the Land of Amusements, which is home to the tyrant(暴君)Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). Inevitably, Clara and Phillip are dragged into the vortex of chaos and have to try their best to restore harmony in the unstable world.

Starring Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney's new holiday feature film is directed by Lasse Hallstrm and Joe Johnston, and brought by the studio which produced Beauty and the Beast with dazzling visual effects.

Title:The Nutcracker and the Four Realms(《胡桃夾子》)

Release Date: 29 November 2018

Directors: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston

Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Category/Duration: TBC/99 mins

Language: English (with Chinese subtitles)

Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

■Giveaway

Do you want to get a pen and pencil set of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms? Answer the question below and send it with your name, address and phone number to english@mingpao.com. The giveaway closes on 20 November 2018. 10 lucky readers will be picked and each will be given a pen and pencil set. Winners will be individually notified.

Question: What kind of gift do you want to receive from your late family members or friends?

Thanks: The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) Limited

Text: Karen Lee

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