Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull)
Sunday, November 21, 5:30 pm
Landmark's E Street Cinema
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Germany, 2021, 114 min., Director: Detlev Buck, Screenplay: Daniel Kehlmann, based on the novel by Thomas Mann, Cast: Jannis Niewöhner, Liv Lisa Fries, David Kross, Maria Furtwängler, Nicholas Ofczarek, Joachim Król Production: Bavaria Filmproduktion GmbH
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Paris, at the start of the 20th century. Since childhood, Felix Krull, a handsome young man of simple origins, has had an extraordinary ability to transform and adapt in order to get ahead. Taking a job as an elevator boy at a luxury hotel, he seizes every opportunity to improve his station. As Felix rises in ranks among the hotel staff, he captures the attention and affections of the hotel’s guests. But, when he becomes entangled in the love affair between the Marquis de Venosta and the seductive Zaza, he sees his greatest opportunity for advancement. Based on Thomas Mann’s novel of the same name, Buck’s amusing and dazzling period piece breathes fresh air into the German literary classic.
Detlev Buck was born in 1962 and began his career as an actor, director and screenwriter at the age of 22. His directorial debut feature, Rabbit Fever (1991) was awarded the Bavarian Film Prize. His follow up feature No More Mr. Nice Guy (1993) received two German Film Awards. His other works as a director include: Tough Enough (2006) and Hands Off Mississippi (2007), both of which won German Film Awards in several categories, Same Same But Different (2008). His film Measuring the World (2012) marked Buck’s first collaboration with author Daniel Kehlmann.
This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English.
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