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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
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Tagline: Let the mystery unfold.
Keira as: Sugar Plum Fairy
Genre: Fantasy
Duration: 99 minutes
Written by: Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy, E.T.A. Hoffmann (based on the story by)
Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
Other cast: Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen
Release date: November 2, 2018
Production budget:
Total worldwide gross:
Filming locations: Buckinghamshire, England, UK

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key, a one-of-a-kind key, that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyers (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key – which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Production Info
  • Production began October 2016 in South Kensington and Pinewood Studios in England, and wrapped in late January 2017. In December 2017, it was reported that Joe Johnston would helm 32 days of reshoots, scripted by Tom McCarthy, due to Lasse Hallström being unavailable. Hallström would still oversee post-production. It was later revealed that Hallström and Johnston had voluntarily decided to receive a joint directorial credit for the film.
  • Was shot on Kodak 65mm film.
  • A feature adaptation of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
  • The film marks the third collaboration between Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen after Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina.
  • Character Quotes
  • Your world moves much more slowly than our world.
  • Everything looks different from the realms.
  • Mother Ginger’s the one who began this war. I hope you’ll be the one to finish it.
  • You see, once we were lifeless toys… mere playthings for children. Then your mother arrived and changed everything. She gave us life.
  • This is more like it. A proper army. To create discipline, order, control. Boys in uniform with weapons. Sends a quiver right through me.
  • Jog on, boys.
  • A true queen does what’s best for herself.
  • Clara: Sugar Plum… who’s Mother Ginger?
    Sugar Plum: Well, she used to be a regent. Just like me and Hawthorne and Shiver. She was the Regent of the Land of… (whispers) Amusements. But now… she is banished.
    Clara: Why was she… banished?
    Sugar Plum: We had no choice, Clara. She tried to take control of the other realms by force. But when her evil intentions became clear, even her own people deserted her. And her realm fell to ruin.
    Clara: That’s so tragic.
    Sugar Plum: Très tragique.
  • Clara: They’re all staring at me, Sugar Plum.
    Sugar Plum: Of course. You’re every inch your mother’s daughter.
  • Sugar Plum: Bring me the tin soldiers.
    The Nutcracker: You can’t use tin soldiers.
    Sugar Plum: Well, of course I can. Don’t be silly.
    The Nutcracker: You have no idea how they’ll behave. They’re completely hollow.
    Sugar Plum: They’ll behave exactly as I tell them to. The perfect soldier.
  • Sugar Plum: Prepare to march on the Fourth Realm.
    Clara: March on the… I thought this army was to defend us.
    Sugar Plum: Well, attack is the best form of defense, my dear.
    Clara: My mother wouldn’t have wanted this.
    Sugar Plum: I don’t care what your mother wanted. She’s not here.
    Clara: I order you to stop.
    Sugar Plum: You order me? Well, well, well. Finally ready to play queen, are we? Too late.