Super 8mm | 1 x 120m/400ft | B&W | Silent
Print condition: VG | Original box
Selected scenes from Die Feuerzangenbowle [The Punch Bowl], a German film from 1944 directed by Helmut Weiss and based on the book of the same name. It follows the book closely as its author, Heinrich Spoerl, also wrote the script for the film. Both tell the story of a famous writer going undercover as a student at a small town secondary school after his friends tell him that he missed out on the best part of growing up by being educated at home. The movie stars Heinz Rühmann in the role of the student.
Silent with subtitles in some Eastern-European language (Hungarian? Czechian?). The film was released by DEFA from Eastern Germany. It is accompanied by DEFA’s educational leaflet outlining the history and meaning of the film, and comes in the original DEFA can.