Ruth Mader’s fascinating, restrained dystopian drama depicts a society in which everyone is happy and fulfilled – just as long as they follow the rules.
In the near-future, a state of perfect capitalism is sustained by a social class of high achievers. When one of them questions his situation, he comes to the attention of Life Guidance, an agency dedicated to the optimisation of humankind.
The film was recently screened as part of the 2017 London Film Festival.
Austria, 2017, 101min, German with English subtitles, directed by Ruth Mader