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The Way Things Go (1987)

Der Lauf der Dinge (original title)
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as well as chemistry determine the life-cycle of objects - of things. It brings about a story concerning cause and effect, mechanism and art, improbability and precision. Written by Anonymous

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June 1987 (West Germany) See more »

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The famous "Cog" advert by Honda, which involves all the parts of a Honda car rolling about and hitting each other to make a chain reaction, is based on this. See more »

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When a hobby goes astray ...
4 June 2003 | by therapy_beSee all my reviews

I only saw this movie once, on Arte (French-German cultural TV-channel). I can't remember what year it was, but it was at last 10 years ago. And to this day, I am still flabbergasted at what I have seen (talk about impact). The sequence of things pushing others things over, rolling against again other things, setting in motion yet more things, ... it was totally mindboggling. It just kept on going, seemingly pointless. And now, with that Honda commercial, finally I have found what movie it was. Let's hope I won't forget it's name this time!


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