Life in a retirement home is often associated with crippling boredom. Therefore, the concept of the old people's home portrayed in Claudia Funk's documentary "Arbeit macht das Leben süß, Faulheit stärkt die Glieder" is even more remarkable. For this retirement home in rural Romania runs its very own farm, on which all thirty residents, aged between 55 and 93, live and work together. Some tend to the sheep and chicken, others plow the fields. Although that is not always easy, no one is complaining. Quite the opposite: In interviews, the seniors convey lots of passion and humor, which makes the film a very charming experience. More than an entertaining portrait of a group of unusual people, it illustrates a model of living which might inspire others in the future and which gives seniors something they lack too often: The feeling of being needed.