Emil and the Detectives

"Emil und die Detektive"

Sunday, 09 February 2014: Emil and the Detectives

Sunday, 09 February 2014, 15:00

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Programme category: Children's and Family Films

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht, Germany 1931, 75 mins, U

Scripted by Billy Wilder, this 1931 German adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book is a thrilling story for children and adults alike. When young Emil is sent to Berlin by his mother the money he is carrying to give to his grandmother is stolen by a man on a train. Once in Berlin, Emil follows the thief and soon enlists the help of a gang of youngsters called ‘the detectives’ to help get the money back. A classic film with a fascinating glimpse of sunshine-drenched 30s Berlin.

In German with English subtitles.

One Response

  1. Jim / 9-22-2013 / ·

    Watch out for a cameo by author Eric Kastner as a passenger on a Berlin streetcar.

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