THE HAPPY WORKER

Finland 2022 – Director: John Webster – Original language: Finnish – Subtitles: English, None

“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

 

John Webster 

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".

Filmography

DONNER – PRIVAT, FIN 2021, 79 min. 
DIE WELT IST NOCH ZU RETTEN?, FIN 2017, 95 min.
ANLEITUNG ZUR KATASTROPHE, FIN/DNK 2008, 85 min. 

 

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DOK.focus BRAVE NEW WORK 2022
  • Thursday
    05/05/22
    21:00
    Atelier 1
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    05/08/22
    21:00
    HFF - Kino 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Tuesday
    05/10/22
    18:00
    HFF - Kino 1
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    05/15/22
    19:00
    HFF - Kino 2