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Emil and the Detectives (2001)

Emil und die Detektive (original title)
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 ... 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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Details

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,157,824
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the kids are chasing Grundeis, there is a crew member visible behind a red pillar. See more »

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Version of Emil and the Detectives (1935) See more »

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An unpredictably enjoyable movie
15 March 2006 | by whiteutopiaSee all my reviews

At first when i saw Emil & The detectives i did not think it was a children's film. I stumbled upon it in the school holidays when there was nothing to do.I thought it was going to be a sad drama film when i saw how Emil and his father lived - they seemed quite sad . I continued watching it to see how the film would go, but it wasn't what i expected. It's about a young boy, Emil who, because of unforeseen events, goes to Berlin to live with his teacher's sister. On the way more trouble lies, but luckily Emil has some new friends to help him out. This is probably the best German film i've seen so far. I recommend it for children under the age of 10. It also has some funny scenes. I give it 8 stars.


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