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Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (2000)

Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Graudus Konstantin Graudus ... Staplerfahrer Klaus
Gustav Adolph Artz Gustav Adolph Artz ... Schulungsleiter
Jürgen Kittel Jürgen Kittel ... Springender Kollege
Sönke Korries Sönke Korries ... Helmut, der abstürzt (as Sönke Korres)
Erik Roßbander Erik Roßbander ... Messer-Werner
Till Huster Till Huster ... Günther ohne Hände
Dieter Dost Dieter Dost ... Halbierter Herbert
Michael Sombetzki Michael Sombetzki ... Winkender Kollege
Clarissa Schröter Clarissa Schröter ... Sekretärin
Jürgen Kobel Jürgen Kobel ... Kettensägen-Rudi
Thomas Müller Thomas Müller ... Wolfgang, der Hiwi (as Tom Müller)
Douglas Welbat ... Kopfhörer-Paul
Dierk Rademacher Dierk Rademacher ... Klaus ohne Kopf
Karsten Fehe Karsten Fehe ... Komparse
Michael Haase Michael Haase ... Komparse
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Storyline

Klaus has just passed his driving test for forklifts. But his first day on the job turns out to be the real challenge. Cruel but informative accidents happen. Only few survive the blood shed. A hommage to industrial safety educational films. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Action | Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

German Forklift Video See more »

Filming Locations:

Buchholz, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Budget:

€90,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Narrator Egon Hoegen is very well known in Germany as the voice of the education series Der 7. Sinn (1966) which gives tips for correct behavior in road traffic. By using this voice at the beginning, it gives the feeling of an authentic safety video for people raised in Germany. See also trivia for Starship Troopers (1997). See more »

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Featured in Dzien kobiet (2012) See more »

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The forklift as weapon
4 March 2006 | by ProfessorPeachSee all my reviews

This is one of those shorts that really surprises and delights. The fact that it is presented as your typical, cheesy safety-at-work type of video adds to the humour tremendously.

Our man- Klaus- is beginning a new job as a forklift driver in a warehouse. He does all the things he shouldn't where safety is concerned and is suitably admonished by the patronising safety expert who provides the voice over. The accidents start out as the fairly typical toe-curling scenes one usually sees in such instructional films, but soon they multiply into totally over-the-top affairs.

This may make it sound like a film only horror or gore fans would enjoy, but it really isn't. The effects are so daft that they would only put off the most extreme anti-blood viewers and I promise you that you will laugh yourself silly and be recommending it to your pals wholeheartedly. I certainly did, and everyone who's seen it has loved it.

If anyone ever criticises the German sense of humour, you have all the ammo you could ever need to shoot them down with this little number.

Can't recommend it enough.


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