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German Film: Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Movie screening || In German with English subtitles || All interested are welcome!


Der Hauptmann von Köpenick || 1956 || Directed by Helmut Käutner  


Oscar nomination as best foreign film 1957. 

Based on Carl Zuckmayer's (1886 -1977) popular play. 

A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He needs a passport to get a job and start anew, but without a job he doesn't get one; and without it he can't get a job. Now he is caught in Prussian bureaucracy, and can't see a solution. Until, in a Second-Hand Shop he sees a Prussian Uniform that fits him like a second skin... Based on a true incident in Berlin in 1906 –(you can find the court papers at the district court of Köpenick)

A typical 1950's German film, genuine "Pantoffelkino" as it was enormously popular in that era with one of its most popular (gramma's matinee idol) actors. 


For more information, please contact Sinikka Elvington by phone at 626-395-1724 or by email at [email protected].