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Emil and the Detectives (2001)

Emil und die Detektive (original title)
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Pastorin Hummel
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Gypsi
Tim Hansen ...
Krumbiegel
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Anita Schulz ...
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Annika Schulz ...
Fee
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Knut Tischbein
David Klock ...
Gustav Hummel
Thando Walbaum ...
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Rudolf Kowalski ...
Lehrer Hummel
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Before crashing into the heaps of hay, the hood of Knut Tischbein's car was already damaged. The hood was as good as new when he came off the street. See more »

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Version of Emil and the Detectives (1964) See more »

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A children's classic updated
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This engaging film takes a German children's classic of the 1920s and updates it to today's multicultural Berlin. The main characters appear to be between 8 and 12 years old, old enough to understand a lot about the world..but not everything, which adds some humor to the plot about a gang of children trying to track down a thief who has stolen money from the title character, young Emil. Some of the children are immigrants, some are homeless, and one is the son of a woman pastor. They travel through the streets of Berlin on skateboards, they rap about their adventures, and they are definitely not dutiful or respectful.

I saw this movie at a film festival, and I think it would make a good family movie. Unfortunately, young Americans don't have much patience with subtitles, and it has never been released in the U.S., nor, apparently, is it on DVD.


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