Four allegedly professional investors travel the globe in search of established companies they want to buy for nothing. Surprisingly, plenty of respected businessmen are willing to place themselves into their hands. A sharp satire on contemporary capitalism and its agents, who are as sterile and interchangeable as the money they trust. With Critics' Talk in LantarenVenster Foyer on Fri 5 Jan.
Four 'investors', looking very professional and always impeccably dressed - two men and two women - travel the globe in a private jet in search of companies to buy out for almost nothing. Surprisingly, many businessmen are willing to sell them something serious, even for one euro. But what is that all about? Are these wolves in sheep's clothing just having fun and mocking as well as faking everything? And - mostly importantly - do they still have a sense of reality?
Daniel Hoesl's second feature (Tiger winner for Soldier Jane, 2013) is a sharp and rigorous satire on the irrational exuberance of global markets. The film is set in sterile, super-polished and ridiculously perfect interiors which have hardly anything to do with a human habitat, as real humans are not really welcome there. Unless they are ready to become a part of this inflated money bubble and are willing - literally - to die for it.