Saturday, January 17, 2015

Erich Kästner's amazing novel, Emil und die Detektive

 English review of the Weimar era...

Published on Jan 3, 2014
First published in Germany during the early 1930s, Emil and the Detectives tells the story of a young boy who leaves his small town and sets off on a journey that will change his life. 

This film looks at author Erich Kästner as well as the cultural and political context that surrounded the creation and publication of the book in Germany.

Featured in this film: Gillian Lathey, Carl Miller, Philip Pulman and Michael Rosen

There are also 3 different films of this book.  Probably the oldest of them all is my favorite.

Here's a comment from YOUTUBE:

Keith Winestein This show is a hoot. Lots of running around and the kids are great. There are loads of them in the cast!

Mr Winestein is absolutely right. -- rsb


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