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Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)
"Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag" (original title)

 -  Short | Action | Comedy  -  May 2001 (France)
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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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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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short films are great and here's why
23 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

As a huge fan of short films, I only recently had the opportunity to see this on Channel4 (a UK channel that shows programmes that other channels don't think are commercial enough) - the beginning was intriguing as I was about to change channels, but then became curious to watch what looked like a work safety parody.

Gory though it is, it's the unfortunate situations that continue to make you laugh till the very end.

If you're a fan of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste and Braindead, you'll feel at home. Those that have 10 minutes to spare should spend it watching this. Highly recommended.


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