IMDb > Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)
Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

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


Overview

User Rating:
8.0/10   3,609 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Jörg Wagner (written by) &
Stefan Prehn (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
May 2001 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
6 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely Hilarious See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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

Douglas Welbat ... Kopfhörer-Paul
Dierk Rademacher ... Klaus ohne Kopf
Karsten Fehe ... Komparse
Michael Haase ... Komparse
Daniel Haude ... Komparse
Oliver Koell ... Komparse
André Kuhl ... Komparse
Jim Lacy ... Komparse
Markus Macioszek ... Komparse
Christian Pötschke ... Komparse
Lukas Scheper ... Komparse
Egon Hoegen ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Stefan Prehn 
Jörg Wagner 
 
Writing credits
Jörg Wagner (written by) &
Stefan Prehn (written by)

Produced by
Michael Sombetzki .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Matthias Lehmann 
 
Film Editing by
Andrea Stabenow 
 
Production Design by
Thorwald Kiefel-Kuhls  (as Thorwald Kiefel)
 
Set Decoration by
Maren Eich 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Rola 
Ute Spangenberg 
Anja Vesterling 
 
Makeup Department
Jeanette Naghib .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Sombetzki .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Orth .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Udo A. Engel .... matte painter
Jörn Staeger .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Rasmus Borowski .... sound editor
Richard Borowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Andreas Drewling .... sound editor
Sascha Heiny .... sound editor
Jochen Klux .... sound editor (as Jochen Kux)
Steffen Rose .... sound editor
Ronny Schmidt .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dirk Gerbode .... special effects technician (as Doug Gerbode)
Christian Lau .... special effects technician
André Orbahn .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Josh Haggerty .... stunts
Sönke Korries .... stunts (as Sönke Korres)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christoph Chassée .... camera operator: "b" camera
Christian Diaz .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Giuseppe Gagliano .... electrician
Stefan Lindenau .... assistant camera
Jürgen Ruge .... grip
Till Sadlowsky .... gaffer (as Till Sadlowski)
Götz Schmidt zu Nedde .... electrician
Henning Weichert .... grip
Melanie Zwiehoff .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Daniel Haude .... animator
Jim Lacy .... animator
 
Other crew
Bülent Akgün .... production runner
Daniel Haude .... title designer
Jim Lacy .... title designer
Pauline M'Barek .... script supervisor
Linda Matern .... production assistant
Kirsten Paetz .... caterer
Christian Pötschke .... consultant
Dierk Rademacher .... location liaison
Ulrike Rondholz .... production runner
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag" - Germany (original title)
"German Forklift Video" - USA (informal English title)
See more »
Runtime:
10 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Women's Day (2012)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Hilarious, 4 April 2005
Author: hancocka from Canada

If you have ever wondered if a forklift could be used as a deadly weapon, look no further than the German short film Staplerfahrer Klaus: Der Erste Arbeitstag.

It starts out like any one of those cheesy workplace safety videos, with the narrator and animations explaining the do's and don't's of forklift operation, as our main character Klaus blunders his way through the first day of work. However, it's not long before his mistakes result in his coworkers dying in hilariously over-the-top gory fashions. Even as if the body count grows higher and higher, the film never really stops trying to be a serious workplace safety video, which is why the whole thing had me in stitches.

Staplerfahrer Klaus is in German, but you certainly don't need to understand the language to enjoy this short.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Team America: World Police Dead Alive Hot Fuzz Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers Evil Dead II
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Short section IMDb Germany section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.