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In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest - until the day the grey men arrive. With a great selling ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Radost Bokel ... Momo
Mario Adorf ... Nicola
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Chef der Grauen Männer
Sylvester Groth ... Agent BLW 553 X
Leopoldo Trieste ... Beppo
Ninetto Davoli ... Nino
Concetta Russino Concetta Russino ... Liliana
Bruno Stori Bruno Stori ... Gigi
Francesco De Rosa Francesco De Rosa ... Herr Fusi
Elide Melli Elide Melli ... Frau Daria
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Ettore
Hartmut Kollakowsky Hartmut Kollakowsky ... Grauer Herr
John Huston ... Meister Hora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Russinova Isabel Russinova
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Storyline

In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest - until the day the grey men arrive. With a great selling strategy they offer the people an account to collect time. Now everybody is in stress in order to gain time for collecting, except for Momo who obviously is the only one without stress. Watching her former friends having no time at all for friendship and other social activities she decides to fight the grey men. The story is a modern fairy tale about how to use time. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

West Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Момо See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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John Huston's role was originally intended for Richard Widmark. See more »

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Version of Momo (2001) See more »

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La Manifestazione dei Bambini/Kommt Ihr Leute
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not only for children
22 April 2001 | by john_constantineSee all my reviews

when we watched "momo", there were apart from us only children and a few mothers to move the children about in the cinema. obviously, the "mothers" were paying not very much attention to the film, for it is a "film for children". that is not true, it's a film for any age.

"momo" takes place in a small village in italy. there lives a small girl (momo), who is the most liked and trusted person in the village. one day strange haunty gray men arrive. they visit one villager after the other and steal time from them. the villagers get busy and hectic and have no more time for each other. momo and her friends try to do something about it, but it gets very difficult and dangerous.

the film is well-acted, has a intense atmosphere and good music. beside of that, we can learn a lot from it - expecialy the adults. so watch this film and pay attention.


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