4th German Film Week
100 Things | 100 Dinge
foCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA
|A high concept movie teaching the lative importance of possessions and addicted consumerism.|
Toni loves his espresso machine. Paul adores his smartphone. Toni can’t do anything without his hairgrowth pills. Paul can’t function without Amazon, Siri and his sacred sneakers. More importantly, Paul and Toni can’t make it through one day without each other. They just don’t know it. Instead, the two men engage in a constant battle to see who’s the biggest and the best.
One day, however, everything changes and they find themselves sitting at home without any possessions, naked and freezing, just waiting for midnight to come. It’s Day 1 of a 100-day wager Toni and Paul have made with one another. They’ve given up everything they own and will only get one item back per day. The two men immediately find themselves faced with questions they’ve never thought about before. How much do we really need? How should we really live our lives? Have we all become mindless robot consumers? Do we own our possessions or do they own us? What are we without our possessions? Is there such a thing as free will? And how many times can you wear underwear before they qualify as hazardous waste? Suddenly, everyday life becomes immensely complicated, but also incredibly simple. Of course, Toni and Paul would notice this too, that is, if they weren’t still blinded by their desire to win the wager. Indeed, Toni and Paul are capable of many things: they can starve, laugh, suffer, love and cheat. But there’s one thing they can’t do, and that’s lose. Or can they?
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH
Germany | 2018
Director: Florian David Fitz
Duration: 115 mins
SM City Manila:
November 10 | 7:00pm
November 12 | 7:00pm
Awards and NominationsRomy Gala, Austria 2019: Winner, Best Screenplay
Romy Gala, Austria 2019: Nominee, Best Film
Romy Gala, Austria 2019: Nominee, Favorite Actor