Director: STEFAN PREHN AND JÖRG WAGNER
It is a proud moment for Klaus. He has passed all his exams and is about to embark on his first day as a forklift truck driver. But the job turns out to be more difficult than he thought.
A cult hit, Forklift Driver Klaus is a hilarious melding of the industrial safety video and the splatter movie. Made by Jörg Wagner and Stefan Prehn, on a budget of €50,000, the nine minute film has won numerous awards and became a favourite at festivals across the world.
Often compared to Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste and Brain Dead, the filmmakers added a special thought for German viewers by casting Egon Hoegen, the voice of a well known series of German road safety films.
The film has gained a huge following for its gory descent into splatter from the extremely realistic info-movie set up The unflinchingly gruesome accidents build up to a crescendo of blood, guts and decapitation that has delighted horror and comedy fans alike.
Commentary by Jörg Wagner and Stefan Prehn
Film courtesy of EMS Media