Ein Geheimnis im Dorf – Schwester und Bruder


Modern Heimatfilm starring Max von Thun
Year: 2016
Year in film: 1980s ?, 2010s
Country: Austria
Who in clothing: boys ~6+9, Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: boy ~11 jeans
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Has been aired yesterday. Unfortunately I have missed most parts and the complete last 30 minutes. I noticed only one very brief flashback scene (set maybe in the late 70s or 80s) at 12 minutes scene with a young boy in longer buckskin Lederhosen with H-style suspenders (mainly from a distance). Also a 2nd older boy but very briefly (headshot). The younger boy is also being spanked lying on the grass (close-up vies/headshots).

Available on the mediathek but I don’t have the time to check the complete movie at slow speed. I will check some scenes from the end, if I have missed anything, please comment.

One older boy (Enzo Gaier), around 11 yo but probably not in Lederhosen but jeans.

Rating 3 for now only. Typical modern Heimatfilm with crime elements.

Also being aired yesterday: Der Mann, der nach Oma kam.

That movie itself was good and funny, but the boy in Lederhosen too young. Rating 3.

Paolo il caldo


Drama / Comedy starring Giancarlo Giannini
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1940s ?
Country: Italy
Who in clothing: boys ~5+10 sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: girl sailor dress
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low +
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Most notable a boy in a short, looks like black (or very dark blue) sailor suit with a black collar, dickey, cap, long stockings and shoes. Note the 2 white drawstrings. At the beginning peeing scene there’s a very young boy with a white collar (pic 3, middle below) and a girl with a medium blue collar at a window.

A bit later the good scene of pic 1. Also sitting and he’s also kicking the other boy in the butt. They are also both slapped by a man and being pulled by their ears.

Later there’s a very brief scene of a boy in a light green sailor suit. Knee length dark pants. Both boys also shown in night shirts.

2 hours, English title: The Sensual Man, rated R. Interesting coming of age movie but there are better ones. Unfortunately rather few scenes at the beginning only.

So rating 7 only.


Jesli serce masz bijace


Drama. Novel Edmondo De Amicis
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1893
Country: Poland
Who in clothing: Henry 10 ys, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often ?
Rating:  4/10?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least one boy with blond curls (12 yo Adam Probosz as 10 yo Henry) in a long, dark blue sailor suit. Dark blue collar, 3 stripes. Also at least 2 spanking scenes one between the boys (bare) and dad and Henry (sailor suit).

Another movie about the famous novel Cuore (Heart) from Edmondo De Amicis (see other posts below) which are much better up to rating 10. English title: If Your Heart Can Feel.

I haven’t seen this complete movie but I think I don’t like it.

Rating 4 only. (Needs to be rechecked)

He also appeared in other good movies like Akademia pana Kleksa (rating 6), Zielone lata (1980) (H-style suspenders, coming soon).

Cuore (1984) rating 10. There are some others movies about that. Cuore aka Heart and Soul (1948) b&w, confirmed sailor suits, and the 2001 series Cuore (unsure), both needs to be checked. Also the movies called “Dagli Appennini alle Ande” which is a part of the novel. Some are animations or of modern setting (but some have handsome boy actos).

Marco (2011 series) have a boy in blue jeans overalls (soon on my overalls blog, rating 5 and bedroom blog rating 6, two boys in 1 bed) and suspenders of leather (backpack).

Big City (2007)


Kids western
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1980
Country: France
Who in clothing: boys ~8 sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: overalls, western clothes, long johns
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: One boy in a dark blue sailor suit (3/4th length), dark blue collar with 3 stripes and Gregoire and Thomas Souverain as Simon et Garfunkel in white sailor suits and collars (one thick, one thin stripe). 3 brief scenes with close-up sailor suits, some more from a distance. One boy bathing in long johns (good, but brief wet scenes front +rear), another boy in a short union suit, but from a distance.

Also many kids in grown-up western clothes and some scenes of boys in overalls (see my other blogs).

Good and rare and funny kids western. Some handsome boys. But for sailor suits rating 3 only. Best is the bathtub scene (at 27 minutes). There’s also a whipping scene.

Pic 1 at 31 minutes, pic 2 at 3 minutes, pic 3 at 12 minutes. More infos (soon) on my other blogs. Movie rating 6-7.


To dendro pou pligoname


-Year: 1987
-Year in film: 1960s
-Country: Greece
-Who in clothing: boys ~11, shorts w/ suspenders
-Who in clothing 2: shorts with bib
-Available on DVD: yes
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: often ?
-Rating: 3/10
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Some rural boys on a Greek island in shorts with H-style suspenders almost like Lederhosen, but most likely from cotton. Also some or one in blue shorts with a bib, not sure if the are really shortalls.

I checked this movie (but only partly) as the setting looks close to my missing Italian movie which I still haven’t found.

English title: The Tree We Hurt. Original title “Το δέντρο που πληγώναμε”.

Quite interesting but no real Lederhosen. Also spanking, shirtless and wet scenes.

Rating 3-4 for now for the pants. Movie itself maybe a higher rating.

Kraj světa Istanbul


Drama. Director Jozef Palka
-Year: 1979
-Year in film: 1910s ?
-Country: CZ
-Who in clothing: boys ~10, sailor suit
-Who in clothing 2: other hist. clothes, shorts
-Available on DVD: no
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ?
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Some boys at school in jackets with white and also with blue dark blue collars, mainly thicker stripe(s) and collars angled at the front. Also at least one in a dark grey blue collar and purple stripes (pic below). Party combined with string ties and caps or straw hats. Mainly short sailor suits. Also a spanking scene at class (I think no sailor suit). Of course also lots of other historical clothes.

Interesting TV movie (60 minutes) and rare sailor suits, but I prefer regular collars. No entry at IMDb.

The scenes are flashback scenes 50 years ago, maybe set in the 1910s or 1920s? Novel by Štefan Králik.

Rating 4-5 only.


The Mighty McGurk


Drama starring Dean Stockwell
Year: 1947
Year in film: 1900
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boy, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: breeches, other hist. cl.
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Famous child star, 10 yo Dean Stockwell as Nipper in historical clothes including breeches and a string tie. Also of course others in historical 1900s clothing including at least one boy in a sailor suit.

I think also a spanking scene. (Sorry no pics). The pic is taken from the official trailer. I also haven’t found any DVD or other releases, so I have to wait for a TV broadcasting or if I found it somewhere on the web.

Probably quite interesting as I like classic movies. During research I also found other movies starring Dean Stockwell, including “The Secret Garden (1949)” (Stockwell in a wheelchair in a sailor suit, rating 6) and at least another movie with him showing at least sailors in sailor suits.

For sailor suit and other scenes rating 6 for now.

Update: I now have seen the first half. Pic 1 at 40 minutes. 2 more pics at


I also have him on my western blog,


Les tilleuls de Lautenbach

TV movie starring Mario Adorf
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1891, 1931 *
Country: France, Germany
Who in clothing: Jean 10, Pierre ~8, other boy sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: shorts, capes
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating: 9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Lucas Beiger as 10 yo Jean (1st pic) and Frédéric Flory (younger brother) in short dark (blue or black ?) sailor suits and big (wide) white sailor collars (2 stripes), one other boy with a medium blue sailor collar (at the beginning in 1891 or 1871), last pic, also one other boy on the right with a white collar, but brief scene, some other boys in quite good shorts, also many boys in capes and one good scene without clothes (as Jean had to clean a wine barrel sitting inside it and later running around). Also a spanking scene (pants down of 5 yo Jean (Thomas Castan)).

Very good French/German (Alsace) movie. Some parts reminds me of “J’ai voulu rire comme les autres” (rating 10). The sailor suit scenes are mostly in the last 1hour. And sometimes hidden inside the capes (in one scene a woman puts one inside). Usually I like white collars, but hey have 2 thin stripes only and I prefer here the blue collar. I also don’t like dark curly hair and the boys are quite young although they fit perfectly in this movie.

Good setting and plot and also some funny and interesting scenes. Jean got kissed and 2 girls saw him in the barrel.

German title “Die Linden von Lautenbach” (Lauterbach at IMDb must be wrong), bestselling novel by Jean Egen.

Rating 8-9 “only”due the young age. No trailer, no DVD.

Wo die alten Wälder rauschen

Heimatfilm starring Willy Fritsch
Year: 1956
Year in film: 1950s
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: Loisl ~9 yo ?, men Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: pajamas, jeans
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Peter Fischer (pictured) in buckskin Lederhosen with H-style suspenders. Often shown. Also wet (soaked) after being in a lake and at a heavy thunderstorm. He is also being spanked with a belt, but this is not directly shown.

Also starring Peter Finkbeiner (as his friend Nils on the left in dark blue jeans, also quite good and also pajama scenes (could be better)).

Very good Heimatfilm with good landscape and lot of animal scenes. Good plot and the boys are often shown, more than half of the movie. Unfortunately only one boy and he is quite young. And I don’t like curly hair. Some scenes are often set in the dark (also at a campfire). The thunderstorm scene is also at the night with some few lightnings. Some minor drama at the end but mostly a peaceful Heimatfilm dealing about the friendship of the boys and also a romance of a man and woman.

I think only available on VHS. Rating 5-6. No Schuhplattler, no smooth finish Lederhosen, also few men in Lederhosen. No clips yet.

Le cheval d’orgueil

Drama, director Claude Chabrol
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1908-1918
Country: France
Who in clothing: boy ~10 ?, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: hist. clothing, hats, nightshirt
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least a young boy (I don’t know his name) in a short dark blue or black sailor suit and some boys in historical clothing of Brittany, some with black hats with a large ribbon (pic 3). Boys wearing wooden clogs. And of course grown-ups in historical clothing, especially women with rare white high caps (pic 3). Also 2 altar boys (white/red but short and small collars). The boy ripped off the front part of his sailor suit and says he owns another one. Very interesting other scenes. The boy on the shoulders on pic 3 must be Ronan Hubert as 7 yo Pierre-Jacques. His older brother playing 11 yo Pierre-Jacques.

As announced, but this time I missed the first ~30 minutes of this 2 hour movie as I couldn’t receive this channel on afternoons. So I only noticed one short scene in the middle of the movie where the boy is being bullied because of wearing this sailor suit.

Other scenes are young boys smoking, fighting with their wooden clogs on their hands, pullig a girl at the pigtails, watching horses mating, and a brief swimming scene. The boy is being spanked by his dad while carried out of the water.

English title “The Horse of Pride”, novel by Pierre-Jakez Helias. I don’t know any of the actors and I think most of the movie is set in 1908. Rural setting and scenes of traditional living and working.

For the few sailor suit scenes, rating 5 for now only. The movie is quite interesting, but there are better ones. Rating 6-7 for the movie.