|July 20, 2018|
German Currents Kino Presents ‘The Age of Cannibals,’ which follows the business agenda of two ruthless consultants is thwarted when an equally ambitious co-worker joins them on a business trip to Uganda, where they are set to negotiate huge deals for the corporation they work for.
Cut-throat business consultants Öllers and Niederländer travel the world without ever really seeing it. In advising companies on how to maximize profits, the two have managed to insulate themselves from the dangerous locations where they conduct business by never leaving their 5-star hotels. Models of ruthless efficiency, both hope to secure partnerships at their nameless company. When Bianca, a newly hired younger female consultant is sent to assist in the negotiations, her constant critique of her colleagues’ unscrupulous behavior with clients and hotel staff alike is unsettling to the executives, who pride themselves on their ability to remain emotionally disconnected. Confined within the walls of their hotel, the three protagonists reach grotesque extremes. The perfectly directed darkly comedic performances offer a timely critique of contemporary global economics. When the dangers of the outside world (experienced only through the occasional sounds of distant explosions or gunfire) find their way inside their hotel, the three models of efficiency prove to be incompetent.
Runtime: 93 minutes
Director: Johannes Naber
Language: German w/ English subtitles
Friday, July 20: 8:00
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.
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