German Currents – New Films from Germany: Films

Age of Cannibals ( Zeit der Kannibalen)

Los Angeles Premiere

German Currents 2015
Sunday, October 25th 2015, 4:00pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German and English with English Subtitles
Info: +1 3235253388
germancurrents@goethe.de

Germany (2013), 93 min. DCP Projection
Director: Johannes Naber
Screenplay: Stefan Weigl
Cinematography: Pascal Schmit
Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schuettler Producers Milena Maitz
Production Company: Studio.TV.Film/Berlin, in co-production with WDR/Cologne, ARTE/Strasbourg, BR/Munich

Cut-throat business consultants Oelers and Niederlaender travel the world without ever really seeing it.
In advising companies on how to ruthlessly maximize profits, the two have managed to insulate themselves from the dangerous locations where they conduct business by never leaving their various 5-star hotels.
Models of ruthless efficiency, both hope to secure partnerships at their nameless company.
When Bianca, a newly hired younger female colleague, is sent to assist in the negotiations, her constant critique of her colleagues’ unscrupulous behavior with clients and hotel staff alike is unsettling to the executives, who pride themselves on their ability to remain emotionally disconnected.
Confined within the walls of their hotel, the protagonists reach grotesque extremes, accentuating the feel of a chamber play within Stefan Weigl’s screenplay.

The perfectly directed darkly comedic performances critique contemporary global economics.
When the dangers of the outside world (experienced only through the occasional sounds of distant explosions or gunfire) find their way inside, the three models of efficiency turn out to be incompetent. 


Age of Cannibals Trailer from Festival Tous Ecrans on Vimeo.

Tickets:
$11.- General Audiences
$9.- Seniors, Students
$7.- Cinematheque Members
$9.-  FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card!) 

Select Awards:
Prix Europa 2014 for Most Innovative Television Fiction Script
German Film Award 2015 (Best Film: Bronze, Best Screenplay)
German Film Critic’s Award 2015 (Best Screenplay, Best Film, Actor’s Award)

Johannes Naber was born in Baden-Baden.
He studied philosophy and Indian philology at the Freie Universität Baden-Württemberg. Active as a freelance director, scriptwriter and gaffer, his films include: Lienfelden-Echterdingen (1997, short), Popstar (1999, music doc), Anfassen Erlaubt (2005, doc) Der Zweifel (2007, short), and the feature The Albanian (2010).

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 www.studio-tv-film.de/

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