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Ben Verbong

Sproet (Das Sams)

102' - 2001 - Fantasy, Comedy, Family - Dialogue: German, Inuktitut
Director: Ben Verbong Composer: Nicola Piovani With: Ulrich Noethen, Christine Urspruch, Aglaia Szyszkowitz
Bruno Tasslespeare is a shy, mild-mannered man who lives a quiet life and makes a modest living as an umbrella designer. Almost everyone takes advantage of his good nature, especially his despotic boss, domineering landlady and pushy neighbour. But then a phenomenal, impish little creature appears out of nowhere and "adopts" Tasslespeare, turning his "grin and bear it" existence upside down and inside out. The Slurb, as Bruno names it, - a Speckled Little Unidentified Red-headed Being - is as sassy and mischievous as its adopted "papa" is bashful and reticent. After several failed attempts to rid himself of the Slurb, Bruno eventually becomes very fond of his new little friend. To top it all off, he discovers that the freckle-like blue dots on the Slurb's cheeks can make wishes come true - any wish at all. But wishes can backfire …

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Ben Verbong


Nicola Piovani


Ulrich Noethen, Christine Urspruch, Aglaia Szyszkowitz


Paul Maar, Ulrich Limmer

Director of Photography

Klaus Eichhammer


Norbert Herzner


Ulrich Limmer

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German, Inuktitut

Countries of production




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