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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.

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Tomy Wigand

Writers:

Henriette Piper (screenplay), Franziska Buch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 January 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A repülő osztály See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,378,807
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Flying Classroom (1954) See more »

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Space Kids
Performed by GM feat. Space Kids
Composed by Günther Illi
Written by Günther Illi, Markus Brendel
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Better than expected!
26 January 2003 | by TAEMOSee all my reviews

I went into this movie knowing it was good. But it was better! It is a movie for children as well as their parents.

Everything in it is brilliant. Let's start with the acting. Sebastian Koch as the Nichtraucher (non-smoker) and Ulrich Noethen as Iustus are perfect in their roles. Especially Sebastian Koch is very convincing. The child-actors do a very good job and the rest of the cast is also perfect, not to mention the very funny Piet Klocke as Professor Kreuzkamm.

The screenplay is very good, the writers succeeded in eliminating all clichés. They did not simply turn Erich Kästners bestseller into a very good movie, the matter was also updated to fit in our time. Germany's unification is now part of the storyline of two characters in the movie.

Camera and direction is above average and give the movie a good look.

I enjoyed the movie, and so will you. Go and see it.


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