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Rat's Tale, A (Story von Monty Spinnerratz, Die)

Rat's Tale, A

In the mysterious sewers of New York there are hard-working rats preventing Manhattan from choking in flotsam and jetsam and garbage. But the property speculator Mr. Dollart, who's worth a million or two, ignores the sensitive ecological balance: he wants to build an enormous multi-storey car park in the disused harbour area. The rats will first be exterminated with poison. But Mr. Dollart hasn't reckoned with the brave young rat Monty Spinnerratz the president's daughter Isabella Nobelratz. Showing a firm determination, the two take up the struggle to save the rats - and humans.

Michael F. Huse was born in 1957 and studied at Berlin's Free University and Academy for Arts from 1979-1986. He worked during his studies as a freelance journalist and has been involved with the Theater a.d. Ruhr in Muelheim since 1988. His work for cinema and television as director includes: Im Westen alles nach Plan (1990), C'est La Vie (TV, 1992), Monty Spinnerratz (pilot short, 1995), Exclusion (1995) and A Rat's Tale (Die Story von Monty Spinnerratz, 1997).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Michael F. Huse
Screenplay Werner Morgenrath, Peter Scheerbaum
Cinematography Lenar Piotr
Tim McLeish
Frederic Talgorn
Cast Josef Ostendorf, Beverly D\'Angelo, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Stiller
Producer Hans-Peter Clahsen
Production Company Monty Film/Duesseldorf, in co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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