30.09. - 09.10.2021

Life Guidance Austria 2017 | 101 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Ruth Mader

RUTH MADER (*1974) has been making shorts and documentaries since the early 1990s and has been successful at numerous festivals. Life Guidance was shown in competition at his year's Venice International Film Festival.

rated for 0 + years
Europe in the not too distant future: capitalism has perfected itself and developed an enthusiastic class of achievers to keep it going. They live placid middle-class lives, are happy and fulfilled. Most of them. For everyone else, there's the Life Guidance agency, whose task it is to get problem cases back on track. Alexander, a performer in the financial sector, is just such a candidate. He starts to resist and is promptly confronted with the smiling terror of the system. Ruth Mader has created a distopia which despite the bizarre humour is uncomfortably familiar in the face of today's debates about transparency and self-optimisation.
Original title: Life Guidance
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Ruth Mader
Screenplay: Ruth Mader, Martin Leidenfrost
Cast: Fritz Karl, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister
Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Director of Photography: Christina A. Maier
Music: Manfred Plessl
Production Design: Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Picture Tree International GmbH
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Production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
Contact: Yuanyuan Rothbauer, Picture Tree International GmbH:


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