Deja Revue: The Captain from Köpenick @ Revue Cinema, Toronto [24 August]

Deja Revue: The Captain from Köpenick


17
24
August
19:00 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M9
The Captain from Köpenick (Germany 1956, 93 min), directed by Helmut Käutner, with Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth

Heinz Rühmann, perhaps the best known German actor of the 20th century, who controversially kept working under the eye of the Nazi propaganda ministry, starred in popular and (lastingly) successful comedies such as THE THREE FROM THE FILLING STATION (1930) and THE PUNCH BOWL (1944), which half of Germany still watches each New Year's Eve. At age 54, he took the role of his life as the Captain of Köpenick, a district in the east of Berlin. Based on a true story and the 1931 play by Carl Zuckmayer (as well as the first film version by Richard Oswald), it's the story of the Berlin shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt who donned an old captain’s uniform, “arrested” the mayor of Köpenick and “confiscated” the city treasury containing over four thousand marks. He exploited the blind obedience to state authority because, under the regulations of bureaucracy, there was no place for him. People have been laughing about the daring prank and empathizing with the “Captain from Köpenick” for nearly a century, up to Frank Beyer’s TV version in 1997.

Introduced by Jutta Brendemühl, Program Curator of the Goethe-Institut Toronto & Eric Veillette, Programming Director of the Revue Cinema
— Did you know that Toronto's Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Avenue was the go-to place for the German community after WWII? They showed the ever-popular Heimatfilms coming out of Germany in the 1950s and 60s – mostly escapist musicals & romcoms, but also social dramas featuring star actors and some of the best directors of the time. We dug three of those classics that have stood the test of time out of the Goethe-Institut's own 35mm archive to show you as a «Déjà Revue».

Join us for one or all three screenings!

Part of Germany @ Canada 2017
Partners from Immigration to Innovation
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Revue Cinema:

Deja Revue: The Sinner
Revue Cinema
Deja Revue: Teenage Wolfpack
Revue Cinema
Kaiju! At The Revue! Presents Mothra
Revue Cinema
Les Blank on 16mm: Burden of Dreams & other films
Revue Cinema

The most anticipated events in Toronto :

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas with special guest Chronixx
Budweiser Stage
Toronto Boat Party 2017 | The Last Cruise w/AfterParty!
Toronto, ON, Canada
Justin Bieber
Rogers Centre
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Air Canada Centre
Marilyn Manson
REBEL
Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour - SOLD OUT
Air Canada Centre
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Ali Wong
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres
Queens of the Stone Age: Villains Tour 2017
Budweiser Stage
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Live! with CNCO
Air Canada Centre