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Famous Five (2012)

Fünf Freunde (original title)
The Famous Five Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy (the dog) spend their vacation together, while George's dad (Professor Quentin ) is staying on a nearby island where he works on a ... See full summary »

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Mike Marzuk

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Peer Klehmet (screenplay), Sebastian Wehlings (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Eisenbart Valeria Eisenbart ... George
Quirin Oettl Quirin Oettl ... Julian
Justus Schlingensiepen Justus Schlingensiepen ... Dick
Neele-Marie Nickel Neele-Marie Nickel ... Anne
Coffey Coffey ... Timmy
Anja Kling Anja Kling ... Fanny Kirrin
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ... Quentin Kirrin
Armin Rohde ... Polizist Peters
Johann von Bülow ... Polizist Hansen
Anatole Taubman ... Agent Peter Turner
Anna Böttcher Anna Böttcher ... Frau Miller
Elyas M'Barek ... Tierfilmer Vince
Alwara Höfels ... Tierfilmer Luna
Marcus Harris Marcus Harris ... Concierge
Sven Herold Sven Herold ... Busfahrer
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The Famous Five Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy (the dog) spend their vacation together, while George's dad (Professor Quentin ) is staying on a nearby island where he works on a project which might bring forward new methods of using alternative energies. But one day, he disappears and the five friends are soon convinced that he was kidnapped. Determined to rescue Professor Quentin, they not only have to deal with thugs and gangsters, but also uncover a huge conspiracy. Written by Dimitris Kamitsis

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Language:

German

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

De Vijf en het Geheim van de Vuurtoren See more »

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Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Le Club Des 5
13 December 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It's rather a good surprise :it's roughly based on the very first book of Enid Blyton 's famous saga,for George /Georgina did not know her cousins before and the famous dog had not been adopted by her family yet .

It's faithful to Blyton's spirit ,by and large ,although it has been modernized with computers and an ecological subject (it's a German movie and it shows because the Germans were perhaps the most active people in the environment protection in Europa.)

As Blyton 's books are thoroughly implausible (like many books aimed at the children market ) ,the screenwriters treated her story as a farce ,almost a spoof ....George's mom is a fine cook (actually ,she 's even got a cook ,if my memory serves me well),but here her guests do not seem to appreciate the dish she serves ;the villain and her two henchmen(do not go by appearances )do not really frighten :towards the end ,they look like Cruella De Vil and her two accomplices .

I find both girls more faithful to their models:Ann is the feminine fearful girlie and George is the tomboy whose best reward is to be called so (and not Georgina) by her sentimental (and scientist) dad.One of the boys' pedantry and long hair ,on the other hand, gets in the way sometimes.The island is just as you imagine it when you are a child .Wrong tracks abound ;the police are not very reliable ,but fortunately the famous five are here (to stay).


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