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»I don't want to live in a transparent society. I hate transparency. I hate political correctness. I think it ruins everything.«
Ruth Mader about LIFE GUIDANCE
«Maybe God does exist after all?»
It is primarily the prestige of this elite establishment that prompts well-heeled parents to send their daughters to the 1980s Catholic boarding school which is the setting of Ruth Mader's thriller SERVIAM – I WILL SERVE. A deeper bond with God appears to be lacking among the parents and many members of the religious order as well. Except for one young nun. In her religious verve she sends a particularly sensitive girl on a dangerous path to God; they both become lost in the labyrinthine search for healing – but ultimately salvation from outside is their only hope.
«I hate political correctness. »
The people in LIFE GUIDANCE have subjugated themselves to the credo of self-optimization and handed their private lives over to an agency. That would be disturbing enough. But Ruth Mader has tightened the screw by setting her dystopia in a period which seems well within reach of the present day. We talked to director Ruth Mader.