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Emil und die Detektive (2001)

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director:

Franziska Buch

Writers:

Erich Kästner (novel), Franziska Buch (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Retzlaff Tobias Retzlaff ... Emil Tischbein
Anja Sommavilla Anja Sommavilla ... Pony Hütchen
Jürgen Vogel ... Max Grundeis
Maria Schrader ... Pastorin Hummel
Max Befort ... Gypsi (as Maximilian Befort)
Tim Hansen Tim Hansen ... Krumbiegel
Maurice Kumar Maurice Kumar ... Kebab
Sergej Moya ... Flügel
Anita Schulz Anita Schulz ... Elfe
Annika Schulz Annika Schulz ... Fee
Tobias Unkauf Tobias Unkauf ... Dienstag
Kai Wiesinger ... Knut Tischbein
David Klock David Klock ... Gustav Hummel
Thando Walbaum Thando Walbaum ... Hassouna
Rudolf Kowalski Rudolf Kowalski ... Lehrer Hummel
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Storyline

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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Official Sites:

Constantin Film | Constantin Film

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 February 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Emil y los detectives See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

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 Chiisana tantei tachi (1956) See more »

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A children's classic updated
29 March 2007 | by ksandnessSee 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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