Das Menschlein Matthias

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Das Menschlein Matthias

Das Menschlein Matthias

Release Date: March 19, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Gotthard Film, Emelka Film
Director    :   Edmund Heuberger
Producers    :   Stefan Markus
Writers    :   Sigfrit Steiner, Stefan Markus, Paul Ilg, Ernst Eschmann
RunTime    :   82 mins.

Matthias is the illegitimate son of a factory worker. He lives as an indentured child labourer at his dictatorial aunt’s remote guesthouse. The only thing he knows in life are hard work and hard punches. After a sudden death, the unhappy boy finds the opportunity to make his way to his mother. In collaboration with SRF, Cinémathèque suisse, Memoriav and Praesens Film, ZFF once again presents a freshly restored version of a Swiss cinema classic. This 1941 literary adaptation is an almost forgotten jewel of Swiss film history that offers an impressive insight into Eastern Switzerland’s embroidery industry. Born in 1930, a later chapter of the main actor Röbi Rapp’s life was portrayed in the multi-award winning docufiction DER KREIS.


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