Emil and the Detectives (2001)

  |  Family, Adventure, Comedy

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Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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25 December 2004 | icarus_fell
| Don't mess with the worlds smallest detectives
This movie is based on the popular children's book, Emil and the Detectives. Emil lives with his long-term unemployed father in a small town in eastern Germany. His father finally finds work as a vacuum-cleaner salesman. Emil's mother has left to start a new life in Canada, so when his father has a car accident, has his license revoked and is in hospital, Emil is sent to stay with his teacher's sister in Berlin. However, on the train to Berlin he befriends a stranger, who drugs and robs him. From there, it's an old-fashioned adventure as Emil meets some street smart local kids who help him track down the thief. Stars Tobias Retzlaff, Anja Sommavilla and Jürgen Vogel. Directed by Franziska Buch

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Plot Summary


Family | Adventure | Comedy | Crime


Release Date:

22 February 2001



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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