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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 ...
Momo
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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Ich hab Dich lieb
Performed by Bruno Stori (dubbing by Angelo Branduardi)
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Minimal amount of creativity
19 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most positive thing I can say about this movie is that it adheres to the book very faithfully and it is not an unapologetic butchery like The Neverending Story. Apparently Michael Ende oversaw the film himself (he plays a cameo role at the beginning) and made sure it was not tinkered with. However, whether because of his lack of film experience or despite his watchful eye, this film is extremely uncreative. At its best, which is extremely rare, it's how you imagined it. At its worst, if you've already read the book, it is frankly boring to watch and may disrupt the fancies of your imagination: I never imagined Momo with an afro, myself. The special effects don't go that far beyond stage play level and certainly don't live up to Ende's mind-sparking descriptions. This movie has not been released with proper English subtitles, and it's not worth the trouble obtaining illicit versions. Read the book, think for yourself, and enjoy some other movie on the same theme.


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