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Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)

Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (original title)
Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Graudus ...
Staplerfahrer Klaus
Gustav Adolph Artz ...
Schulungsleiter
Jürgen Kittel ...
Springender Kollege
Sönke Korries ...
Helmut, der abstürzt (as Sönke Korres)
Erik Roßbander ...
Messer-Werner
Till Huster ...
Günther ohne Hände
Dieter Dost ...
Halbierter Herbert
Michael Sombetzki ...
Winkender Kollege
Clarissa Schröter ...
Sekretärin
Jürgen Kobel ...
Kettensägen-Rudi
Tom Müller ...
Wolfgang, der Hiwi
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Kopfhörer-Paul
Dierk Rademacher ...
Klaus ohne Kopf
Karsten Fehe ...
Komparse
Michael Haase ...
Komparse
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Klaus has just passed his driving test for forklifts. But his first day on the job turns out to be the real challenge. Cruel but informative accidents happen. Only few survive the blood shed. A hommage to industrial safety educational films. Written by Anonymous

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May 2001 (France)  »

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€90,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Narrator Egon Hoegen is very well known in Germany as the voice of the education series Der 7. Sinn (1966) which gives tips for correct behavior in road traffic. By using this voice at the beginning, it gives the feeling of an authentic safety video for people raised in Germany. See also trivia for Starship Troopers (1997). See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: World Short Films (2008) See more »

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Eww!
31 October 2003 | by (Wolves, England) – See all my reviews

At first I thought I was watching one of those cheesy 70's documentaries which used bore us all at school, with its boring educational information. However, this short film starts to get extremely gory, and does it with such ease, as the blood and guts blend in easily, all of which should be taken tongue in cheek. The delivery of the actors is great, seeing their surprised and shocked faces after being impaled, or sliced in half by a metal sheet. By all means see this short film, it's a dark comedy, with lashings of evil dead style gore, to make it something fresh for our viewing pleasure.


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