A infertile couple who live next to a witch find plants on her land that help them conceive. The witch catches the husband stealing the plant one day. She agrees to spare the man's life if he hands over their daughter following her birth. The father reluctantly agrees.
Rapunzel is born and given to the witch as promised. The witch hides her away in a tall tower with only a small door high on top for an entrance. The witch gains entry by standing under the door and calling "Rapunzel! Rapunzel, let down your golden hair!" The girl then drops her long hair and the witch uses it to be carried up into her room.
One day a handsome prince happens by and hears the witch calling to the girl. That night the prince calls up to her and she pulls him up into her room. The two quickly fall in love and continue their nightly, secret encounters. Before long, Rapunzel admits to the witch that her dress has become too tight through the stomach (I guess that's one way of describing it). The witch is infuriated and cuts off Rapunzel's hair and banishes her to the forest to die alone. Apparently, the Germans were hardliners against single-motherhood.
The prince calls up, not knowing the witch is waiting in ambush. The witch lowers the hair and the prince is pulled up to the room. To his surprise, he finds the old woman instead of his love. The witch pushes him out of the tower and he falls to the wild plants below and is blinded by the thorns. He wanders the forest blind and alone. Apparently, the Germans were hardliners against dead-beat dads.
The prince, alone in the woods, hears the sound of Rapunzel singing by a brook. He finds her and his condition saddens the girl. She cries and her tears heal his blinded eyes. The two, reunited and healthy, return to his kingdom and get married and have children of their own.
Black and white because yin and yang, because tall and small, introverted extroverted, blonde brown, the good the bad, the black the white, everything is in opposition in the film. And I need the film to have this little poetry. Is it real? Is it a dream? Is it a fairy tale?
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