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Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

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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 Way Things Go 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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Mr. Science on acid...
25 February 1999 | by jamesdleeSee all my reviews

Perhaps the most mesmerizing film without actors since Ballet Mecanique. Swiss pranksters Fischli and Weiss once again present their own peculiar take on art, this time as a recorded demonstration of simple physics and chemical reactions. Gotta see it to believe it.


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