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The Slurb (2001)

Das Sams (original title)
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Christine Urspruch ...
Das Sams (as ChrisTine Urspruch)
Aglaia Szyszkowitz ...
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Eva Mattes ...
August Zirner ...
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Abteilungsleiter
Jan-Gregor Kremp ...
Kioskbesitzer (as Jan Gregor Kremp)
Gerd Knebel ...
Polizist 1 (Badesalz Duo)
Henni Nachtsheim ...
Polizist 2 (Badesalz Duo) (as Hendrik Nachtsheim)
Götz Schubert ...
Pförtner
Gert Burkard ...
Herr Lürcher
Michael Schreiner ...
Herr Kleinherz (as Michael Steiner)
Juraj Kukura ...
Oberkellner
Jack Recknitz ...
Pilot
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18 October 2001 (Germany)  »

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$877,397 (Germany) (19 October 2001)
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Followed by Sams in Gefahr (2003) See more »

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Wünsch dir was du willst (Das Sams)
performed by Christine Urspruch
composed by Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckart
written by Inga Humpe, Heike Kospach
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What a delightful pic!
29 June 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This a film for the young at heart - or the little ones, of course!

Actually it's a children's film. But it's definitely more than that. It's warm, extremely well written - well, like the books it's based upon - superbly directed and offers excellent actors in excellent performances.

Christine Urspruch masters the title role of the droll goblin-like creature with style. She "is" the Sams. Ulrich Noethen as her "pappa" gives a brilliant performance throughout the whole film but especially so in the dancing scene in the restaurant. I laughed tears and admired the choreography. Armin Rohde and Eva Mattes are terrific in the main supporting roles. Watching them eating sausages on an oversized table is just hilarious.

But all this doesn't work to perfection without a perfect script. And this one is straight perfect. At last there we have the proof that good children's films can be made in Germany. It happens only once in a while, but at least it happens. This time it did!

I hope Das Sams II will be as pleasant to watch as this one. With the same team they can't fail! And I love to laugh!


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