Happy Hans (1949)
|Original title||Hans in hapiness|
|Country of production||Germany|
|Age rating||FSK o. A.|
The plot of the black and white film adheres closely to the guidelines of the Grimm fairy tale.
The hardworking miller's boy Hans goes on a journey to discover the big, wide world. As a reward for his work, his master gives him a gold nugget on the way. On his way home he meets a number of fraudsters who gradually deprive him of his wages. First Hans exchanges his gold for a horse, the horse for a cow, the cow for a pig, the pig for a goose, and he gives the goose for a grindstone and a simple field stone. Finally, while he is drinking, the two stones fall into a well. Finally he's happy. He is - in every respect - freed from all burdens.
The film received an honorary diploma at the Second Venice International Film Festival for Children's Films.
“Children's film based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Clearly illustrated, neatly and accurately told, but far removed from the poetry of the original. "
- Lucky Jack in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Hans im Glück in the online film database
- Hans im Glück at filmportal.de