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.