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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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German

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2001 (Germany) See more »

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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 incredible short merits repeated viewings!
14 December 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

While I won't go so far as to say this "deserved" the Academy Award for Short Animation more than any other nominee (it was a very good field and the winner, The Chubbchubbs, was also extremely good), I do consider this an extraordinary short and would have had no problems with it winning. In this, it becomes quite clear that time is truly relative and that longevity is all a matter of perspective. At times funny and unsettling (often in the same instant), you'll think about this for a while and really should watch it more than once. You'll never quite see rocks in the same way again. In a just and fair world, this would be readily available. Hopefully, it will be sometime soon. This has aired on the Sundance Channel as part of Shorts Program 114 and was also part of the initial program for The Animation Show still currently in release in some areas. By all means, see it if you can. Well worth the effort. Most highly recommended.


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