Dr. Peter Roland, a Geneva TV reporter and prankster, is ordered as punishment to cover the German schools. So he cheats his brother in law William 'Willy' Tell to steal his identity as ...
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Giessen's gymnasium director Gottlieb Taft hopes a ploy will make the school's centennial a prank-free success: he enrolls his nerdy nephew Ewalt Kunst as spy in Pepe's dreaded class. Some ... See full summary »
Collectable stamps trader Kurt Nietnagel's son Pepe recently transferred from a private boarding school to Mommsen gymnasium (classical high school), but is also already its king of ... See full summary »
Gila von Weitershausen,
Pepe Nietnagel's bunch's pranks make their school a logical choice for the ministry of education to reassign an elite teacher to. The choice falls on overqualified Dr. Peter Bach, who seems... See full summary »
Dr. Peter Roland, a Geneva TV reporter and prankster, is ordered as punishment to cover the German schools. So he cheats his brother in law William 'Willy' Tell to steal his identity as exchange program teacher in Mommsen gymnasium (classical high school) in Baden-Baden (SW Germany). There he's assigned to class 10a, where local businessman Kurt Notnagel's son Pepe rules the pranking roost. Instead of siding with principal Dr. Gottlieb Taft's staff, he can't resist teaming up with Pepe, whose sister Marion digs slick Peter. Written by
When Dr. Roland "accidentally" spills the contents of the suitcase of his friend Dr. Tell, he, Dr. Tell and Dr. Tell's wife are desperately trying to put them back in the suitcase. The position of Dr. Tells wife switches from crouching to kneeling and back to crouching depending on the camera-angle. See more »
"Zum Teufel mit der Penne" is as the (complete) title already says the second movie from the German Lümmel film series from the 1960s and 1970s. The director here is the successful Werner Jacobs and the writer is the equally successful (if not more) Franz Seitz. The cast includes a handful names who are still really popular today in Germany. Every German film buff knows Hans Kraus, Peter Alexander, Heintje, Hannelore Elsner, Theo Lingen and Willy Millowitsch, at least their names. So you can certainly say this 90-minute film has a star-studded cast. The story and film itself is probably not on par with these big names, but it is still a satisfying watch. And this is mostly because the film does not take itself seriously at all, even in the more dramatic moments. Yes the inclusion of Heintje early on was extremely random and just as a crowd pleaser as he added nothing to the story, but the music was nice, also by Peter Alexander and that made me deal with it easily. And one actor I have not mentioned yet is Rudolf Schündler as Knörz, who is just so much fun to watch in all his scenes. I would have liked to have Lingen more screen time just like he did in the first, but it's fine and the film works as a Peter Alexander showcase too, because of the great range he has. And luckily for audiences Hans Kraus (not a great actor honestly) did not get so much screen time this time and still (or maybe because of that) he was improved compared to the original film. I think this was a decent watch and recommend it. Many more films should follow. Lets see how these are.
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