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  • 45 min
  • United States
  • Retrospective
  • All ages
  • 2 Screenings
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A cinema projectionist dreams of becoming a detective. He diligently spends his working hours reading books on the subject. When he falls asleep while showing a movie, the characters in the film universe become people in his real life, including his girlfriend and his rival. Back in reality, he is wrongly accused of a theft, and he must use what he has learned about detective work to find a way to clear his name and catch the real thief.

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Buster Keaton was one of the greatest stars of the silent film era. He had a distinctive stone-faced expression and was known for a multitude of physically demanding and dangerous stunts. He was also early to produce films that commented on other movies and the medium itself.

Sherlock Jr. is one of these, a surprisingly complex and witty metafilm, filled with breathtaking stunts. The film is a hysterically funny and adrenaline-fueled centenarian that remarkably stands the test of time!


Tuesday 05. march 18.30 18.30 Cinemateket
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Sunday 10. march 12.00 12.00 Cinemateket
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Original title SHERLOCK JR.
Director Buster Keaton
Year 1924
Length 45 min
Country United States
Language english (intertitles)
Subtitles norwegian
Cast Buster Keaton Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton