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Till Eulenspiegel
(1975)

Country: East Germany

Genre: Comedy

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Synopsis

In the opening scene of this movie, the boy Till Eulenspiegel rides on a donkey with his father, mooning and making faces at the audience. As an adult, travelling through the Holy Roman Empire shortly before the German Peasants' War (1524-1525), Eulenspiegel continues to play the part of the irreverent trickster, getting the better of priests, nobles and Emperor alike. The genial and phlegmatic Emperor takes a fancy to the man, and decides to employ him in his court as the official jester. But the outbreak of the Peasants' War, and the fine line Eulenspiegel treads between irreverence and subversion, finally causes the Emperor to sentence him to death. Can Eulenspiegel come up with one last trick to cheat the gallows?

Notes

  • Produced by DEFA (the state-owned film studio of the Communist GDR - the German Democratic Republic)
  • Based on a German chapbook published in 1515 concerning the exploits of the character Till Eulenspiegel, which was in turn based on German folklore. In the original story, Eulenspiegel's life is set in the first half of the 14th century. The name 'Eulenspiegel' (literally 'owl-mirror') is probably a garbled form of the Middle Low German 'ul'n spegel' ('wipe-the-arse'), reflecting the scatalogical nature of much of the humour connected with the character.
  • The (Region 2) DVD release (Amazon UK link at top right of this page) does not include English subtitles. (An English subtitle file is provided below.)

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Cast

  • Winfried Glatzeder
    (Till Eulenspiegel)
  • Jürgen Gosch
    (Emperor)
  • Cox Habbema
    (Rosine)
  • Franciszek Pieczka
    (Kunz)
  • Eberhard Esche
    (Fürst)
  • Hans Teuscher
    (Hochstätter)
  • Roland Beer
    (Paukerjäcklein)
  • Jan Bartels
    (Boy)
  • Bernd Dähne
    (Boy)

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