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Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)

Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (original title)
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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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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Trigon Film See more »
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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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short films are great and here's why
23 November 2002 | by korefujiSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of short films, I only recently had the opportunity to see this on Channel4 (a UK channel that shows programmes that other channels don't think are commercial enough) - the beginning was intriguing as I was about to change channels, but then became curious to watch what looked like a work safety parody.

Gory though it is, it's the unfortunate situations that continue to make you laugh till the very end.

If you're a fan of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste and Braindead, you'll feel at home. Those that have 10 minutes to spare should spend it watching this. Highly recommended.


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