Our docu-drama “Erich Kästner – The other face” celebrates its German TV-premiere on December 31st at 4:50 pm on ARTE.
As children we practically devoured “The Flying Classroom,” “Emil and the Detectives,” and “The Parent Trap” – with a flashlight under the covers. Today we ask ourselves, who was this man, Erich Kästner, who always smiled at us from the photograph on the book-jacket? What kind of person resides behind the cheerful, witty, and at times aggressive façade? What is the deal with “his doppelganger” and the “other Erich” that he frequently talks and writes about?