• Feature
  • 2017
  • 101 Minutes
  • Australia
  • Language: German

The Film is set in the near future, in a world that has achieved a perfected state of capitalism. Society is sustained by a class of top achievers. These cheerfully motivated people populate a bright, friendly, transparent and efficient middle-class world. Meanwhile, so-called minimum recipients live under sedation in Fortresses of Sleep. The great majority of top achievers view themselves as happy and self-fulfilled. An outsourced agency has been established for the rest: Life Guidance is charged with turning these individuals into optimal people as well. Alexander is a member of the middle class and works in the financial sector. Alexander starts to rebel and soon encounters the horror of the system in all its brightness and affability.

Director: Ruth Mader

Screenwriter: Martin Leidenfrost, Ruth Mader

Production Company: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production



2017: Chicago International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Martin Leidenfrost, Ruth Mader

DOP / Camera: Christine A. Maier

Editor: Niki Mossböck

Music: Manfred Plessi

Sound: Heinz Ebner

Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Cast: Fritz Karl, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister


Ruth Mader

Ruth Mader (born 11 July 1974) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter. She has directed six films between 1992 and 2003. Her film “Struggle” was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Some of Made’s movies: Endstation obdachlos (1992)/ Gatsch (1993)/ Kilometer 123,5 (1994)/ Gfrasta (1999)/ Null Defizit (2001)/ Struggle (2003)

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