Time to Live
The communist and resistance fighter Lorenz Reger, who after the war put all his efforts in the creation of a socialist German stat, learns that he has only a short time left to live. Nevertheless, he wants to take on one last difficult new task: He wants to restructure a large firm which has run deep into the red numbers. In a short amount of time, Reger manages to establish mutual trust between the employees and the new management. Furthermore, he motivates the employees with his personal interest for their concerns. He promotes the development of an electronic calculator and allows a woman to return to work by organizing a lace in a day-nursery for her child. Reger soldiers on and successfully takes the company to new heights, thus becoming a role model even beyond his death.
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