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Weitermachen Sanssouci

GER 2019, 80 min

Max Linz’s satire on the university business, stuck into third-party funding and evaluation.  

Synopsis

The Institute for Cybernetics and Simulation Research is threatened with closure – the starting point for this satire about how the university system is to be transformed into a turbo-capitalist research machine. Phoebe Phaidon, a highly qualified, up-and-coming young academic, accepts yet another temporary teaching contract. With her progressive ideals on climate research still more or less intact, she acts as a link to the frustrated, yet combat-ready students who have occupied the library. On the other side of the battle lines are the established faculty, whose will to survive in the cesspool of third-party funding acquisition has ground them down into vain cynics for whom no ridiculous concession to evaluation madness is too grotesque. Max Linz crafts his film with a keen sense of Berlin’s sensitivities, urban backdrops, office décor and academic attire. And he exaggerates decadent university jargon with gusto, its buzzwords functioning almost like the bait in behavioural studies. By the end, the film has practically become a musical, with a catchy tune that could be a post-capitalist revolutionary anthem: “Why can’t it be nice here, why are we not happy?”

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Credits

Director
Max Linz
With
Sarah Ralfs, Sophie Rois, Philipp Hauß, Bernd Moss, Maryam Zaree, Bastian Trost, Leonie Jenning, Luis Krawen, Martha von Mechow, Max Wagner, Anna Papenburg, Olga Lystsova, Kerstin Grassmann, Jean Chaize, Friedrich Liechstenstein
Screenplay
Max Linz, Nicolas von Passavant
Director of Photography
Carlos Andrés López
Editor
Bernd Euscher, René Frölke
Music
Gajek (mit Liedern von Franz Friedrich, Valeria Gordeev)
Sound
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek
Scenography
Sylvester Koziolek
Costume Design
Pola Kardum
Make-up Artist
Julia Böhm, Ferdinand Föcking
Producer
Maximilian Haslberger
Produced by
Amerikafilm
In Coproduction with
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)
Founded by
Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM

Created as part of the Initiative Leuchtstoff by rbb and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (2K, 24 fps, 5.1)
Blu-ray Disc
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Promotion Material
Trailer, A1 poster, A3 poster
License Area
Germany, Austria, Swiss
Rating
Without age restriction

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