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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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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
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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 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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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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Ich hab Dich lieb
Performed by Bruno Stori (dubbing by Angelo Branduardi)
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That ending is sumthin! Easy to fall asleep before.
21 May 2020 | by jackrchangSee all my reviews

The first hour of Momo is an adorable orphan and her adorable turtle are beloved by a small German town. Maybe a little more than an hour, actually.

The last act is high fantasy beyond Terry Gilliam, Kafka, and Dr Seuss. It's just stunningly beautiful with a speculative fiction (as opposed to sci-fi) plot that is wholly original. And so dang cool in every way.

1998's Dark City (which failed badly despite being quite nifty) is very much based on Momo. It's from the author of The Neverending Story, if that means anything to you. It's kinda boring for a while and then it's briefly, at it's end, one of the best things.

(There's a YouTube video titled "momo Ave Maria" if you want to skip the film and just see the tasty candy from it.)


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Country:

West Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (Italy) See more »

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Dolby

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