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Claus Hipp’s Movie Pick

Claus Hipp has been a keen equestrian all his life. Perhaps he has always dreamt of riding a chariot. Certainly, his favourite film of all time features the most famous chariot race in movie history. It is, of course, the 1959 epic Ben-Hur.
 

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October 17, 2014

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Christoph Niemann’s Movie Pick

Christoph Niemann’s choice as his FMOAT is the chariot-charging 1959 epic Ben-Hur. “It has so much dynamism,” he says. “Although I’m not sure,” he adds, “whether my kids wouldn’t find it a bit on the slow side!”

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December 13, 2013

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Dieter Kosslick’s Movie Pick

It was of course fascinating to hear what the director of one of the world’s leading film festivals would choose as his FMOAT. And it was a movie from his childhood: the magnificent 1959 historical epic Ben-Hur. The film won eleven Oscars. But it also contained what might be one of the most famous bloopers of all time: in the legendary chariot race, one of Ben-Hur’s enemies can apparently be seen to be wearing a wrist-watch as he falls from his chariot!

Date

May 20, 2013

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