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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 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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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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Absolutely Hilarious
4 April 2005 | by hancockaSee all my reviews

If you have ever wondered if a forklift could be used as a deadly weapon, look no further than the German short film Staplerfahrer Klaus: Der Erste Arbeitstag.

It starts out like any one of those cheesy workplace safety videos, with the narrator and animations explaining the do's and don't's of forklift operation, as our main character Klaus blunders his way through the first day of work. However, it's not long before his mistakes result in his coworkers dying in hilariously over-the-top gory fashions. Even as if the body count grows higher and higher, the film never really stops trying to be a serious workplace safety video, which is why the whole thing had me in stitches.

Staplerfahrer Klaus is in German, but you certainly don't need to understand the language to enjoy this short.


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