MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,688 this week

Der Lauf der Dinge (1988)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 697 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 8 critic

Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 263 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 594 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 213 titles
created 17 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 308 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Der Lauf der Dinge (1988)

Der Lauf der Dinge (1988) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Der Lauf der Dinge.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Powers of Ten (1977)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Stars: Philip Morrison
Certificate: GP Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston
Action | Drama

Frank Vega and Bernie Pope return, this time to Louisiana in an attempt to find a kidnapped friend.

Director: Craig Moss
Stars: Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, John Amos
The Bridge I (2006)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel
Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla
The Big Snit (1985)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director: Richard Condie
Stars: Jay Brazeau, Ida Osler, Randy Woods
79 primaveras (1969)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Santiago Álvarez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss
Stars: Alfred Pfeifer, Ingold Wildenauer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.

Director: Nhat Minh Dang
Stars: Van Le, Luu Viet Bao Dang, Phu Cuong Lai
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer
Boy Meets Girl I (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Director: Eric Schaeffer
Stars: Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Jean Devereux Koester
Edit

Storyline

Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as well as chemistry determine the life-cycle of objects - of things. It brings about a story concerning cause and effect, mechanism and art, improbability and precision. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Release Date:

11 September 1988 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Way Things Go  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The famous "Cog" advert by Honda, which involves all the parts of a Honda car rolling about and hitting each other to make a chain reaction, is based on this. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pull up something that will mess with your mind... other than this movie...
4 November 1999 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

You could just sit there and mezmerize at the incredible physics and chemistry at work here... it's entrancing. I loved it. There are lapses in times that allow certain chemical reactions to take place, but other than that, the entire 31 minutes or what have you is non-stop tricks and gimmicks that will have you looking at the world in quite a different way. I LOVED IT.


21 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Theives bennybenbenj
Discuss Der Lauf der Dinge (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page