Life Guidance

Ruth Mader
The film is set in the near future, in a world of perfect capitalism. Society is sustained by a class of top achievers, meanwhile, so-called minimum recipients live under sedation in fortresses of sleep. The great majority of top achievers view themselves as happy. An outsourced agency has been established for the rest: Life Guidance is charged with turning these individuals into optimal people as well.
Alexander has internalized the system but one wrong word to his child triggers Life Guidance. He starts to rebel and encounters the horror of the system in all its brightness and affability.
Technical Data
Running time: 101
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.39
Language spoken: German
Category Thriller
Production year: 2017
Director(s): Ruth Mader
Writer(s): Ruth Mader, Martin Leidenfrost
Cinematography: Christine A. Maier
Editing: Niki Mossböck
Key cast: Fritz Karl, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister, Petra Morzé
Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
September 8, 2017
Venice (Venice Days)
Awards (selection): Best Editing (Graz/Diagonale), FIPRESCI Prize (Cluj-Napoca)
Production company
KGP Filmproduktion GmbH
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1070 Vienna
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