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The Flying Classroom (2003)

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (original title)
A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.


Tomy Wigand


Henriette Piper (screenplay), Franziska Buch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Noethen ... Dr. Johann 'Justus' Bökh
Sebastian Koch ... Robert 'Nichtraucher' Uthofft
Piet Klocke Piet Klocke ... Kreuzkamm Senior
Hauke Diekamp Hauke Diekamp ... Jonathan Trotz
Philipp Peters-Arnolds Philipp Peters-Arnolds ... Martin Thaler
Frederick Lau ... Matz Selbmann
Hans Broich-Wuttke Hans Broich-Wuttke ... Uli von Simmern
François Goeske ... Kreuzkamm Junior (as François Göske)
Theresa Vilsmaier Theresa Vilsmaier ... Mona Egerland (as Teresa Vilsmaier)
Nicky Kantor Nicky Kantor ... Der schöne Theo (as Nicolas Kantor)
Jaime Ferkic ... Wawerka (as Jaime Krsto)
Tilmann Süß Tilmann Süß ... Hacke
Lisa Sommavilla Lisa Sommavilla ... Rosie
Constantin Gastmann Constantin Gastmann ... Fässchen
Harald Richter Harald Richter ... Der Kapitän


A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Over a thousand children auditioned for the film. See more »

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The movie begins with the quote from the original novel (chapter "The second section of "Forwards"): "How can an adult totally forget his youth that one day he won't even know how sad and unhappy children could be? It doesn't matter if you cry because of a broken doll or because you lose a friend later. Erich Kästner" See more »


References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »


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Written, composed and performed by Sebastian Johannes Maul
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Wonderful; Simply Wonderful
5 July 2003 | by t-17See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie while browsing the on-demand video system on a Singapore Airlines flight between Newark NJ and Amsterdam.

Having no familiarity with the original storyline "The Flying Classroom", I was nonetheless delighted at the quality of the acting, and by even more, the attention to sheer detail in the way props, scenes, etc are presented. Part of this may be due to the fact that no American studio was involved - Constantin Film is a German/European studio, and as such the movie was not adulterated in the way a Disney/Universal children's movie would be.

Everything - including the catchy theme music (not to mention the few phrases of Christmas Oratorio we get to hear), the interaction of the young actors and actresses, the subtle use of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and even the underlying storyline has a very Germanic/European feel to it. And that's no joke either. Beautiful scene of Leipzig in the winter too. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

I plan on getting this one on DVD (to play on my multiregion DVD player) when it comesout.

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Release Date:

16 January 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A repülő osztály See more »


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1.85 : 1
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