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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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Germany

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German

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2001 (Germany) See more »

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The Wheel See more »

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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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Featured in The Animation Show (2003) See more »

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deserved the oscar big time!
24 March 2003 | by karmelaSee all my reviews

memorable, smart, funny, original, flawlessly executed... what else can i tell you about 'das rad', without spoiling any future viewing experience (if there will be a chance for one)? this one really stood out among this year's oscar contenders. i am truly disappointed the academy decided to give the golden guy to yet another big studio product instead of rewarding this little (but by no means insignificant) movie. i was really touched by the story: i think what we (humans) really need in a trying time like that is a proper perspective towards what our species is getting itself into. 'das rad' gives you that, and manages to make its point despite its short running time. a real gem, go see it if you have a chance. bravo stenner & uidel!


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