Soldate Jeannette

Soldier Jane

Daniel Hoesl

Made in the most independent way, Soldier Jane is a film with a distinct personal signature in its impeccable aesthetics and original narrative, as well as in its philosophical account of freedom.
Fanni is a middle-aged businesswoman living a lifestyle that only the most advanced post-postmodern capitalist society can offer: independence, financial speculation, compulsive consumerism, matcha, Taekwondo. She is well off - apparently - so much so that she can bypass real money to surround herself with luxury and its highest form of absurdity: buying to throw away.
Yet, while indulging herself in the exuberance of extravagance and the ecstasy of momentary pleasures, her face seems incapable of the slightest expression. Before long, indeed, Fanni is at the end of the road. It’s time to fly away or sink.
'We only live once, once and for all', goes the song that welcomes Fanni at the farm as she arrives. She meets Anna, an attractive young woman in dire need of reinventing herself. Together, the comrades set out for new horizons, defying all conventions. 'A rich man can fall because of market ruses while a poor man has nothing to lose' - another song chanted innocently and loudly. Our heroines have indeed nothing to lose from now on.

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Filmmaker
Daniel Hoesl
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Austria
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
79’
Language
German, French
Producer
Katharina Posch
Production Company
A European Film Conspiracy
Sales
Premium Films
Cinematography
Gerald Kerkletz
Editor
Natalie Schwager
Production Design
Daniel Hoesl
Sound Design
Gerhard Daurer, Peter Kutin
Music
Bettina Köster, Gustav
Cast
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Eva Hausberger, Christina Reichsthaler
Website
http://www.soldatejeannette.com