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The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
"Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (original title)

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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

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Martin Held ...
Dr. Obermüller
Hannelore Schroth ...
Willy A. Kleinau ...
Leonard Steckel ...
Friedrich Domin ...
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Erich Schellow ...
Walter Giller ...
Wolfgang Neuss ...
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Bum Krüger ...
Schutzmann Kilian
Joseph Offenbach ...
Ilse Fürstenberg ...
Marie Hoprecht, Voigts Schwester
Maria Sebaldt ...
Auguste Viktoria Wormser, seine Tochter
Edith Hancke ...
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job he doesn't get a pass; and without a pass, he doesn't get a job. He gets into the net of Prussian bureaucracy, and can't see a solution. Until he enters a small Second-Hand Shop, and sees a Prussian Uniform that fits him like a second skin... Written by Patrick Dersjant <pdersjan@telebyte.nl>

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16 August 1956 (West Germany)  »

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The Captain from Koepenick  »

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a mere Ruehmann-vehicle, overrated by his fans
17 March 1999 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Forget Heinz Ruehmann playing Heinz Ruehmann interpreting the "Hauptmann von Koepenick", concentrate on some of the remarkable supporting actors and actresses to have at least some fun. And then, try to get 1931's "Hauptmann von Koepenick" with Max Adalbert...


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