LABOUR POWER PLANT / ROBERT SCHLICHT & ROMANA SCHMALISCH

Labour Power Plant / Robert Schlicht & Romana Schmalisch

experimental feature film, 85 min, 2019

A new production centre, maybe set in an undetermined future. What is being produced here? We shall find out by following the given traces. Two pairs of hands trying to untangle themselves. A human sheep virtually cut into pieces. A warm welcome to the authors and actors of their lives. Stories being told, their narrators dissected. When the gates open, those leaving Labour Power Plant have been made fit for the demands of the labour market. The next production cycle begins … People with their own wills, interests and desires are being equipped with the different physiological, cognitive, psychological and social core competencies to transform them into human resources. Meanwhile, the management is introducing new methods to enrich the products with the innovative features of “self-evaluation”, “self-optimisation”, and, most importantly, “self-fulfilment”. A series of interventions are performed, leading to an assembly that may appear strange at first sight.


FESTIVALS & AWARDS
World Premiere: Berlinale 2019, Forum Expanded


CAST
FRÉDÉRIC SCHULZ-RICHARD
AUDE OLLIER
FRANC BRUNEAU ÉMMANUELLE PÉRON
JACQUES LEDRAN
CLARA GENSBURGER FARIDA GILLOT
SAMIR ZANOUN
DELPHINE LÉONARD ROBERT RIZO
JEAN-MARC PIQUEMAL
INGRID AMARO
XAVIER BROSSARD
ARNAUD BICHON
CÉCILE LANCIA


CREW
SPECTRE PRODUCTIONS in collaboration with VOLTE SLAGEN and WELTFILM
Producer OLIVIER MARBOEUF 
Coproducers MICHEL BALAGUÉ, KRISTINA KONRAD, ROBERT SCHLICHT, ROMANA SCHMALISCH 
Director of photography ROMAIN LE BONNIEC 
Montage EYTAN IPEKER
Sound design GÁBOR RIPLI 
Sound TÉRENCE MEUNIER, FRÉDÉRIC DABO 
Mix MIKAËL BARRE 
Assistant director FRIEDERIKE BÉRAT 
Production manager JEREMY ROSSI 
Music GUSTAV


TECHNICAL DATA
Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 1:2,39
Colours: color
Sound: surround 5.1