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Das Rad (2001)

Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly...
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Complete credited cast:
Rainer Basedow Rainer Basedow ... (voice)
Michael Habeck ... (voice) (as Michael Habek)
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The stone-people Hew and Kew have seen a lot in their everlasting lives on top of their mountain. Therefore they're only mildly amazed by the ongoings in the valley below, they've got their own little problems to deal with - But all of a sudden, Mankind is discovering and inventing, instead of just woozeling, and this new behavior starts to threaten Hew's and Kew's stoic peacefullness... Written by Anonymous

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2001 (Germany) See more »

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The Wheel See more »

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Dolby SR

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1.66 : 1
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Before even the opening credits, a title says "Für Arvid," a dedication to Arvid Uibel who died in 2000. See more »

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This was great! I expect to see more from these animators!
24 March 2003 | by madfoot-2See all my reviews

I really, really felt for these rocks. Seriously. They were imbued with so much personality, and I didn't want anything to happen to them. In addition, there was a skillful back-and-forth device that shifted the POV from the short-term human perspective to the rocks' long-term, uh, rocky perspective. Very cool, very skillfully done. If you told me a German film about rocks would be so charming and touching and funny, I'd have told you to take a hike, but it's true: this little film about rocks is a jewel.


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