THIS AFTERNOON’S FILM : HANNIBAL BROOKS (1969 COL 102m)
UGT Sunday Films – on the first Sunday of every month.
Sunday August 5th 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm
Tickets are just £5 – which includes free tea and cakes!
Hannibal Brooks is a 1969 British war comedy film directed by Michael Winner and written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement based on a story by Winner and Tom Wright. The film follows a prisoner of war’s attempt to escape from Nazi Germany to Switzerland during World War II, accompanied by an Asian elephant. It stars Oliver Reed, Michael J. Pollard and Wolfgang Preiss.
The beginning is based on the experiences of the writer Tom Wright who, while a prisoner of war, worked at Munich Zoo to care for their elephant “Lucy”. It has also been attributed to the true story of Olga the elephant rescued from Vienna Zoo in 1944. The title is a reference to the Carthaginian military commander Hannibal who led an army of war elephants over the Alps.
Stephen “Hannibal” Brooks is a British prisoner of war Lance corporal who is put to work in Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant called Lucy. When the zoo is bombed by the Americans, the zoo’s director decides it is unsafe for the elephant to remain there. So he sends Brooks along with hostile German soldier Kurt, a friendly German soldier named Willy, and Vronia, a female cook to accompany the elephant to Innsbruck Zoo via a train.
As usual, UGT film buff Chris Leach will take pleasure in giving an upbeat powerpoint presentation before the film, enthusing about the movie and what the star actors and crew did in their careers and lives. He’ll also point out who to look out for.
Tea and cakes, included in your admission price of just a fiver, will follow after the film.
The cinema is set in traditional and table style, allowing you to take drinks and food in with you to enjoy at leisure throughout the film.
Sunday 5th August 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm.
Tickets: £5 (includes tea/coffee and cakes at half time)
Ticket fee of 70p payable on online purchases.
Want to avoid this? Then:
Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open
or, if still available, on the door.