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Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944)

A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.

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Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer / Hans Pfeiffer
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Lutz Götz ...
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Rudi Knebel
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Hans Pfeiffer and some of his friends are drinking "Feuerzangenbowle". Talking about their school-time they discover that Hans never was at a regular school and so, as they think, missed an important part of his youth. They decide to send him back to school to do all the things he never could do before. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Dieser Film ist ein Loblieb auf die Schule, aber es ist möglich, daß die Schule es nicht merkt.

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7 April 1944 (Netherlands)  »

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Aikamiestä lapsettaa  »

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When Knebel draws a nude on the blackboard you see thin lines that help him trace the drawing. See more »

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plainly extremely sympathetic German humor for once
22 October 2000 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Even though filmed as the second world war came to a close my home country managed to sedate people not on the front yet with this humorous masterpiece that is still astonishing 56 years after its release. if it wasn`t for the nazis, this movie with Heinz Rühmann in his genuine role would have been celebrated world wide right away. it has all the wit of the 'good side' of German culture and somehow manages to leave out anything 'political' by a far cry. just a plain great amusing movie that features infantile friendship and adventure and all the fun of being young while never getting rid of the stains of being a movie people were meant to view to forget the crazy war out there.


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