GDR, 1959, 80 min, color
In German; English subtitles and voice over
Das Feuerzeug © DEFA-Stiftung, Hannes Schneider
Themes & Genres:
A young soldier discovers copper, silver, gold and an old tinderbox in the hollow of an oak tree. He is now richer than he had ever dared dream, but he squanders his money until his pockets are empty. The old tinderbox is the only thing he still has. He lights himself a small pipe with it – and suddenly three large dogs are standing in front of him. They help him make his fortune.
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.