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Film 12A, Sun 5 Aug 2018, £5

Hannibal Brooks

Hannibal Brooks

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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.

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Dates Times
Sun 5 Aug 2018 14:30

Prices

Tickets are just £5 – which includes free tea and cakes!

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Under Ground Theatre

0843 289 1980

Address

Grove Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN21 4TL

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Map reference: OA 608904  Lat: 50.76868 Long: 0.27926

Opposite Eastbourne Station in the town centre. The theatre is located under the Central Library. There is free but limited on street parking.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eastbourne station

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