Keswick Film Festival

Hannibal Brooks

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: U Year: 1969 Length: 102 mins
2008 Festival
Hannibal Brooks

Audience Reaction

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

Critics

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







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