Animated documentary

The man who spoke 75 languages

Original language: English, German, Lithuanian, Italian, Norwegian, Sorbian

Mannen som kunne 75 språk

Learning languages ​​is like falling in love. But when the great linguist was rejected by the princess, he fell in love with her as many as 75 times. The film tells the story of the extraordinary son of a poor priest - Jurgis Julius Justas Sauerveinas Girėnas and the love of his life, Princess Elizabeth, who later became the queen of Romania. The story and the character of the main character are based on Sauerwein's letters and other written sources. The film combines the realism of a classic fairy tale and documentary, expanding the boundaries of documentary cinema. Sauerwein was an active participant in the movement of Lithuanians living in East Prussia. In Lithuania, people patriotically sing a song based on his lines "Lietuvninkai mes esam gimė", which has become an unofficial national anthem for most.

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: language, literature, history, moral and artistic education, general competencies.

Topics for conversation after the movie: Jurgis Sauervein's personality and works, the languages ​​of small nations and their preservation, the importance of the mother tongue in the formation of identity, Jurgis Sauervein's contribution to the Lithuanian language and the history of Lithuania.


Director: Anne Magnussen, Paweł Dębski
Subtitles: Lithuanian
Year: 2016
Country: Norway, Lithuania, Poland
Runtime: 64 min
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