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The Slurb (2001)

Das Sams (original title)
One day a nerdy middle-aged small-town man gets an exotic companion who can make wishes come true. Because the creature looks funny and behaves in an obnoxious way, he encounters all kinds of funny and embarrassing situations.

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Ben Verbong

Writers:

Paul Maar (screenplay), Ulrich Limmer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Noethen ... Herr Taschenbier
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ... Das Sams
Aglaia Szyszkowitz Aglaia Szyszkowitz ... Frau März
Armin Rohde ... Mon
Eva Mattes ... Frau Rotkohl
August Zirner ... Herr Oberstein
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Abteilungsleiter
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Kioskbesitzer (as Jan Gregor Kremp)
Gerd Knebel Gerd Knebel ... Polizist 1 (as Gerd Knebel - Badesalz Duo)
Henni Nachtsheim Henni Nachtsheim ... Polizist 2 (as Hendrik Nachtsheim - Badesalz Duo)
Götz Schubert ... Pförtner
Gert Burkard Gert Burkard ... Lürcher
Michael Schreiner Michael Schreiner ... Kleinhenz (as Michael Steiner)
Juraj Kukura ... Oberkellner
Jack Recknitz Jack Recknitz ... Pilot
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Storyline

One day a nerdy middle-aged small-town man gets an exotic companion who can make wishes come true. Because the creature looks funny and behaves in an obnoxious way, he encounters all kinds of funny and embarrassing situations.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Inuktitut

Release Date:

18 October 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Sams - Der Film See more »

Filming Locations:

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,854,681
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Sams in Gefahr (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Wünsch dir was du willst (Das Sams)
performed by Christine Urspruch
composed by Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckart
written by Inga Humpe, Heike Kospach
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What a delightful pic!
29 June 2002 | by missmarmiteSee all my reviews

This a film for the young at heart - or the little ones, of course!

Actually it's a children's film. But it's definitely more than that. It's warm, extremely well written - well, like the books it's based upon - superbly directed and offers excellent actors in excellent performances.

Christine Urspruch masters the title role of the droll goblin-like creature with style. She "is" the Sams. Ulrich Noethen as her "pappa" gives a brilliant performance throughout the whole film but especially so in the dancing scene in the restaurant. I laughed tears and admired the choreography. Armin Rohde and Eva Mattes are terrific in the main supporting roles. Watching them eating sausages on an oversized table is just hilarious.

But all this doesn't work to perfection without a perfect script. And this one is straight perfect. At last there we have the proof that good children's films can be made in Germany. It happens only once in a while, but at least it happens. This time it did!

I hope Das Sams II will be as pleasant to watch as this one. With the same team they can't fail! And I love to laugh!


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