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The Ring Thing (2004)

Middle Earth is... right in the heart of Europe! A spoof of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy set in Switzerland.

Director:

Marc Schippert

Writers:

Chris Silber (author) (as Christoph Silber), André Küttel (dialogue translation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Piccin ... Fredi
Gwendolyn Rich Gwendolyn Rich ... Grmpfli
Leo Roos Leo Roos ... Almgandhi
Sebastian Arenas Sebastian Arenas ... Rackaroll / Voice of Tree
Armin Arnold Armin Arnold ... Pupsi
Ralph Vogt Ralph Vogt ... Schleimli
Jörg Reichlin ... Lord Sauraus
Julia Nakamoura Julia Nakamoura ... Heidi
Michèle Müller Michèle Müller ... Elfenkönigin
Enzo Esposito Enzo Esposito ... Elfenkönig
Yoav Parish Yoav Parish ... Hässlicher Handlanger (as Yoav I.H. Parish)
Kamil Krejcí Kamil Krejcí ... Kaiser von China
Robert Ismajlovic Robert Ismajlovic ... Steward
Kathrin Wälty Kathrin Wälty ... TV-Werbefrau
Don Picasso Don Picasso ... Zauberpferd Jean-Pierre
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All Friedrich wanted was to propose to Heidi, his supervisor, on a business trip. But while rehearsing on an airplane toilet, he and his ring drop out into the sky over the alps. Only to land in a very strange fairytale world. Come to find out, Middle Earth is right in the heart of Switzerland! To make matters worse, the quirky inhabitants mistake Friedrich for Frido the Tellyhobbie. Before he can say Tolkien, he's on a mission to save the world from an evil wizard who wants to dip the whole planet in one huge sizzling Swiss cheese fondue. A mission so crazy... it just might wake the hero in him. In the tradition of Scary Movie, THE RING THING is a spoof of the Ring Trilogy, topped off with the funny peculiarities of Switzerland. Written by Elevator Group AG

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Trivia

Sauraus translates into "letting the pigs out". In German that stands for having a party. See more »

Quotes

Pupsi: Yesterday? We will never make it!
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Connections

References Tabaluga (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Lueg mi aa
Written by Diego Baldenweg, Nora Baldenweg and Lionel Baldenweg
Performed by The Alfornos and Heidi P
Courtesy of GREAT GARBO music
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Great spoof of the Lord of the Rings
12 June 2006 | by real-snakeSee all my reviews

As this movie is completely in Swiss dialect, it's probably hard for most German speakers to really follow this movie. I'm not from Switzerland, but I worked there for some years, so I had the chance to understand this great spoof of the Lord of the Rings. I've seen a lot of movies of this kind (eg. Scary Movie, loads of Scifi spoofs etc.) but this one is the best one of that kind, I've seen so far. I give a 9 of 10. The only reason I can't give a 10 is, because there are some little details which could have been done better and because they supplied no subtitles in any language on the DVD, so there's almost no chance for non-Swiss to understand.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

Release Date:

16 December 2004 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Ding mit dem Ring See more »

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Budget:

CHF1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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