Oeconomia

Deutschland 2017-2020 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

In his 2011 essay "The Making of the Indebted Man", philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato writes: "Debt is not an impediment to growth. Indeed, it represents the economic and subjective engine of the modern-day economy. Debt creation, that is, the creation and development of the power relation between creditors and debtors, has been conceived and programmed as the strategic heart of neoliberal politics." Carmen Losmann’s "Oeconomia" sets off on a journey into this strategic heart. The fact that many representatives of the banking and finance sector would prefer not to speak on camera – and those who do are often at a loss for words – makes this an undeniably ambitious undertaking. No matter how transparently the architectures of banks and financial institutions present themselves, the director repeatedly finds herself in front of closed doors while conducting her research. But she makes a virtue of necessity by using phone call transcripts and computer-generated images to bring abstract, difficult-to-grasp subject matter to life.

Source: 70. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Shoot

    • 25.04.2017 - 30.11.2017
Duration:
89 min
Format:
DCP 2k, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2020, 198302, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 21.02.2020, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 15.10.2020

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Oeconomia

Versions

Original

Duration:
89 min
Format:
DCP 2k, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2020, 198302, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 21.02.2020, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 15.10.2020

Awards

FBW 2020
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll