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Rat Train Robbery, The (schiefe Bahn, Die)

Rat Train Robbery, The
Scene from "The Rat Train Robbery" (photo © Stoptrick)

Since the British train privatization went so well, the German government has decided to follow their lead and privatize their own rail service. German Rail, once a Mercedes among Fiats, is now ready for the stock market, but what happened to all of those German Rail employees we always loved to hate...


Jim Lacy and Kathrin Albers are the creative team behind the animation studio Stoptrick in Hamburg. Since 2001 the two have written and directed their own prize-winning animated shorts and they have also directed several well-known television commercials and trailers in Germany.

Kathrin Albers and Jim Lacy are the creative team behind the animation studio Stoptrick in Hamburg. Since 2001 the two have written and directed their own prize-winning animated shorts and they have also directed several well-known television commercials and trailers in Germany.
Genre Animation
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Directors Jim Lacy, Kathrin Albers
Screenplay Jim Lacy
Cinematography Jim Lacy
Georg Krefeld
Edward Harris
Voices Gustav-Adolph Artz, Erik Schaeffler, Kristina v. Weltzien, Joey Cordevin, Monty Arnold, Isabella Grothe, Ole Jacobsen
Production Company Stoptrick/Hamburg
Length 11 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals International Short Film Festival Hamburg 2008, Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein 2008, Clermont-Ferrand 2009, Huesca 2009, Shanghai 2009, Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela 2009
Awards Audience Award Hamburg 2008, Short Film Award Schleswig-Holstein 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor KurzFilmAgentur/Hamburg

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