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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 ... Günther ohne Hände
Dieter Dost Dieter Dost ... Halbierter Herbert
Michael Sombetzki Michael Sombetzki ... Winkender Kollege
Clarissa Schröter Clarissa Schröter ... Sekretärin
Jürgen Kossel Jürgen Kossel ... Kettensägen-Rudi (as Jürgen Koßel)
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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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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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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Unbelievably Funny
9 June 2002 | by msteedleSee all my reviews

I was definitely close to soiling myself last night when I saw this at the Florida Film Festival. Klaus was the highlight of the shorts program I attended. It is shot like the video you might be forced to watch when you are first hired at a company (complete with cheesy music) and shows everything that can go wrong as a forklift driver. You honestly won't think it can possibly get any better, but each situation manages to top the previous one. I don't want to spoil any of the surprises, but it was bloody as hell and extremely violent, but funny enough so you know not to be offended. If there is any way to get this on video or DVD, please let me know.


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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:

EUR90,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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