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The Abrafaxe: Under the Black Flag (2001)

Die Abrafaxe - Unter schwarzer Flagge (original title)
Three boys visit a museum and discover a golden bowl - part of a legendary Aztec treasure. While looking at the treasure they set off the secret of time traveling before they know it they ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gerhard Hahn, Anthony Power (as Tony Power)

Writers:

Lothar Dräger (characters), Richard Everett | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Kim Hasper Kim Hasper ... Abrax (voice)
David Turba David Turba ... Brabax (voice)
Ilona Schulz Ilona Schulz ... Califax (voice)
Nena ... Anne Bonny (voice) (as Nena Kerner)
Helmut Krauss Helmut Krauss ... Blackbeard (voice)
Santiago Ziesmer Santiago Ziesmer ... Don Archimbaldo (voice)
Wilfried Herbst Wilfried Herbst ... Prado (voice)
Ulrich Voß Ulrich Voß ... Shanty (voice)
Michael Pan Michael Pan ... Carlos (voice)
Stefan Friedrich Stefan Friedrich ... Juan (voice)
Doreen Rumpel Doreen Rumpel ... Pirate (voice)
Camilio Breit Camilio Breit ... Pirate (voice)
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Three boys visit a museum and discover a golden bowl - part of a legendary Aztec treasure. While looking at the treasure they set off the secret of time traveling before they know it they are aboard a pirate ship in the 18th century. They meet the beautiful female pirate Anne Bonnie, and the evil and ruthless pirate of the Caribbean Capt. Blackbeard. They must help Anne Bonnie, keep Tortuga free and from the clutches of Capt. Blackbeard, save the island, Bonnie, and find their way back home. Written by tbay15

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Das grosse Piraten-Abenteuer (German Movie Poster)


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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Follows Mosaik - 40 Jahre Abenteuer (1996) See more »

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As film okay, as adaptation quite awful
11 April 2005 | by BurchardusSee all my reviews

I must admit it - I'm too closely attached to the comics on which this movie is based to give a proper review on its own merits.

As an adaptation though it has virtually nothing to do with the source material. The characters are in design halfway fitting, but for their personalities they lack everything they had in the strips. Here we have just three bored kids in a museum, who are looking for trouble. I don't know exactly when it was made clear in the comics that they are not children, but even so they have behaved much differently in the comics, much more matured - though still looking for adventure, but somehow it never came across this "childish" as in the movie. Here we have these kids trying to act as grown-ups without doing much to the story than an actual child would have, while in the comics they were usually the driving forces in the stories, showing wits and maturity most of the time.

For the movie itself, I think, it's okay. Indeed more intended for young children than for us elders who know the comics too well. As such it is a nice time-travel story, including some magic (beyond the time-travel itself) ans a lot of pirates.

As a fan of the Mosaik comics I was hugely disappointed, that the filmmakers basically made an animation for young kids, disguised as a movie featuring the Abrafaxe. It can be best described featuring three kids that were fans of the Abrafaxe and had their costumes...


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Country:

Germany | South Korea

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirates of Tortuga: Under the Black Flag See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$675,025
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Dolby Digital

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