Das Menschlein Matthias (1941)

12 03/19/1941 (CH) Drama 1h 22m
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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.

  1. Edmund Heuberger


  2. Paul Ilg


  3. Stefan Markus


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  1. Leopold Biberti

    Leopold Biberti

    André Oberholzer

  2. Petra Marin

    Brigitte Böhi

  3. Röbi Rapp

    Matthias Böhi

  4. Hans Fehrmann


  5. Walburga Gmür


  6. Ditta Oesch


  7. Arthur Leonhardt


  8. Friedeli Sigg


  9. Sigfrit Steiner

    Sigfrit Steiner


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Das Menschlein Matthias
Das Menschlein Matthias

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Original Language German

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