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Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn
(2012)

Country: Germany

Genre: Family Adventure

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Synopsis

Huck and his best friend Tom Sawyer are wealthy boys since they found a treasure during their last adventure. When Huck's father shows up thinking that the the boy's wealth belongs to him, Huck runs away with Jim. On a self-made raft they travel down the dangerous Mississippi river all the way to Cairo and from there to Ohio, a country where slavery is forbidden and Jim can build up a life as a free man. At least that is the plan. Hunted by Huck's dad and three ruthless slave-hunters, Huck experiences his greatest and most dangerous adventure ever.

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Cast

  • Leon Seidel
    (Huckleberry Finn)
  • Jacky Ido
  • Louis Hoffmann
    (Tom Sawyer)
  • August Diehl
  • Peter Lohmeyer

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The character of Jim in this film bears no relation to Twain's Jim. Instead this film's Jim a sophisticated and dapper urbanite (who, despite being a slave, has wine with his dinner - where did he get the wine from?). He also regards himself as morally superior to everyone else. He's an abolitionist who contemptuously refers to "white man's law". The character of Huck also has little relation to Twain's feral character. He is not shown having any of the conflicts of the original novel. He doesn't go through any agonizing soul-searching, for example, before his decision to free Jim. He's also way too young and rather too well-fed, with a soft squishy physique more Huckleberry Fatt than Huckleberry Finn. One can't imagine that he has ever had to fend for himself.

Everything is sanitised and politically correct. Jim's an abolitionist, Judith Loftus is the post-feminist Strong Assertive Woman. The screenwriters have tried to enliven their tale with humour but the humour consists largely of fart jokes and crude slapstick.

Basically, the screen writers have just sampled some incidents and names from the story to make their own narrative, which is as flat and uninteresting as the East European landscape where this film was shot, and as unconvincing as the CGI steamboats. As a matter of fact, the look of the movie is almost identical to that of the recent turkey of a film, 'Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn', with Val Kilmer, Joel Courtney and Jake Austin. It seems that nowadays it is impossible for film-makers to make a decent version of Twain's novels. Oh well.

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Not faithful at all to the source material.

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