The angel with a very strange name "Devil" is visiting old Austrian village trying to "improve" villagers living. But the reality is not what it seamed............. Very profound philosophical satire with lots of uncanny predictions.
This is very offhand translation of Alexandre Dumas version of Nutcracker legend. Dumas himself was very cavalier with Hoffman's original gothic horror so he should not complain that someone done the same to his own book. Result is a very good children fairytale.