THE HAPPY WORKER
“Don’t cry – work!” proclaimed Rainald Goetz in the neoliberal vernacular of the 1980s. But where has this permanent self-optimization taken us in an age of markets and career-obsessed CEOs? John Webster’s influential, darkly humorous analysis mercilessly uncovers the drawbacks of our turbo-capitalist world of work. Simon Hauck
We present the German premiere of the film.
Writer: John Webster, Eveliina Kantola. Camera: Jarkko T. Laine. Sound: Yngve Sætre. Editing: Kimmo Taavila, John Webster. Music: Olav Øyehaug. Production: Yellow Film & TV. Producer: Marko Talli. Length: 81 min.
No youth rating
Born in Helsinki, the filmmaker has made many documentaries since the 1990s. He is interested in "human-interest stories" and long-term observation formats, for which he has already received two Finnish "Jussi Awards".
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