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In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest - until the day the grey men arrive. With a great selling ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Radost Bokel ...
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Mario Adorf ...
Nicola
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Chef der Grauen Männer
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Agent BLW 553 X
Leopoldo Trieste ...
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Nino
Concetta Russino ...
Liliana
Bruno Stori ...
Gigi
Francesco De Rosa ...
Herr Fusi
Elide Melli ...
Frau Daria
Pietro Tordi ...
Ettore
Hartmut Kollakowsky ...
Grauer Herr
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Meister Hora
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In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest - until the day the grey men arrive. With a great selling strategy they offer the people an account to collect time. Now everybody is in stress in order to gain time for collecting, except for Momo who obviously is the only one without stress. Watching her former friends having no time at all for friendship and other social activities she deceides to fight the grey men. The story is a modern fairy tale about how to use time. Written by Volker Boehm

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Momo e o Senhor do Tempo  »

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La canzone di Momo
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one of the most beautiful German films of the 80s
15 April 2001 | by (NRW) – See all my reviews

Beautiful images of an Italian village, a heart-warming story and great acting by Adorf, Mueller-Stahl, charming little Radost Bokel and the less known actors make this the ideal family movie. The Men in Grey, Master Hora and turtle Cassiopeia add depth to the plot, so you are free to read it as a warning of the neo-liberal episode we're in, with multinational trusts sucking the living soul out of everyone who falls for their false promises. You might even get an advice on how to overcome it -- if you want to.

Had Fassbinder lived long enough and had he not been as kaputt, he might have made this movie. Had Wenders understood a thing, he might have done it. Thanks to little-known director Johannes Schaaf at least one of Michael Ende's novels, Momo, has been adequately transformed into a great movie.


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