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Tales of the City

Emil and the Detectives

Emil und die Detektive

Billy Wilder, Emeric Pressburger and author Erich Kästner bring you a wonderful tale of youthful ingenuity.

Image from Emil and the Detectives

Germany 1931
Dir Gerhard Lamprecht
With Rolf Wenkhaus, Fritz Rasp, Inge Landgut
73min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate U

Erich Kästner’s children’s classic was brilliantly adapted by Billy Wilder, Emeric Pressburger and the author himself. While travelling alone by train to Berlin, young Emil is robbed of all his money. Though a stranger in the vast metropolis, he’s determined to track down the thief, aided by a gang of highly resourceful local boys. Great location shooting brings the pre-war capital vividly to life.

The screening on Sunday 2 Jun 12:30 will be a family screening.


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