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Friday 11th April 6:00 PM

Hannibal Brooks 

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: U Year: 1969 Length: 102 mins
Hannibal Brooks

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Score: 54.69% Attendance: 27


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Oliver Reed plays a zoo-keeping prisoner of war charged with looking after Lucy the elephant when she has to be moved, owing to the small matter of the Second World War going on all around them, from Berlin to Innsbruck. 'Hannibal Brooks, like Lucy, has a kind of slow, tranquillized dignity and a disarming desire to please.' (Vincent Canby, New York Times) Long before Porridge or Auf Wiedersehn Pet, the venerable writing team of Clement and La Frenais penned this quirky and funny romp.

Michael Winner’s own print


open_quote A novel and picturesque take on the traditional escape-based war movie. close_quote Graeme Clark, The Spinning Image

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