Les Aventures de Till L'Espiegle (1956)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - East Germany, France  |  
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That merry prankster Till Eulenspiegel is at it again in this lively Franco-German production. Director Gerard Phillipe does double duty as Till, a fun-loving youth who turns freedom fighter after his father is burned as a heretic during the Spanish Inquisition. In public, Till is a carefree buffoon; but under cover of night, he fights the good fight on behalf of the Flemmish cause. The fact that the film is not to be taken seriously is underlined by the scene wherein the Spanish soldiers are routed by a gang of ice-skating rebels! Les Aventures de Till L'Espiegle was partially financed by East German business concerns, a rarety for an international release of the era.

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heretic, prank, resistance, war