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The Adventures of Huck Finn (2012)

Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn (original title)
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Writers:

Sascha Arango (screenplay), Mark Twain (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Seidel ... Huck Finn
Jacky Ido ... Jim
August Diehl ... Old Finn
Henry Hübchen ... Sklaventreiber Packard
Milan Peschel ... Sklaventreiber Turner
Andreas Schmidt Andreas Schmidt ... Sklaventreiber Bill
Michael Gwisdek ... King
Kurt Krömer Kurt Krömer ... Duke
Louis Hofmann ... Tom Sawyer
Rosalie Thomass ... Judith Loftus
Peter Lohmeyer ... Judge Thatcher
Hinnerk Schönemann Hinnerk Schönemann ... Sheriff
Margit Bendokat ... Widow Douglas
Rosa Enskat Rosa Enskat ... Miss Watson
Heike Makatsch ... Aunt Polly
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Storyline

Based on the classic book by Mark Twain, comes the story of the renowned young rascal: Huckleberry Finn. When Huck sets out on an adventure down the Mississippi River, he comes across a runaway slave named Jim. Inviting him along on his journey, Huck and his new friend encounter an array of trouble when they are detoured by the King and Duke. As the unlikely duo attempt to escape their dwindling fate, Huck must defend Jim's honor and turn away from the life he once knew.

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Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1907) See more »

Soundtracks

Es war einmal ein Wandersmann
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Performed by Leon Seidel
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do they really think they're better than Mark Twain?
29 July 2013 | by albastraSee all my reviews

I bought the DVD because Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were my favorite books growing up. I read them so many times, I almost know them by heart. So, full of expectations, I started to watch the movie. The actors are good, the atmosphere reminds me of the book - and there it ends. The plot is something else entirely - so loosely based on the marvelous novel it falls completely through. Fifteen minutes in the movie and it already goes off on a tangent, in an entirely different direction. Some characters are from the book, some aren't. Even the ones that are in the book have suddenly a different agenda. An incredibly bad movie in itself, an incoherent story where not even a sparkle from Mark Twain's genius shines through. Why, why would somebody think that he or she can rewrite one of the most wonderful stories of all times???


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 December 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Huck Finn See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,217,451
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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