Carmen Losmann
Germany, 90 min

Work and working have become something different. Director Carmen Losmann introduces us to a world made of non-territorial office space where time clocks have ceased to exist. The new workers are multi-mobile knowledge-equipped ones and dominate a post-industrial landscape where human resources are the real value. A world where people are completely committed to making their job their purpose in life.

Welcome to a world where work does not look like it used to. Forget the factories of the past and all the old myths connected to an industrial landscape. Work and working have become something completely different. Director Carmen Losmann introduces us to a world made of non-territorial office space where time clocks have ceased to exist. The new workers are multi-mobile knowledge-equipped ones and dominate a post-industrial landscape where human resources are the real value. Director Losmann’s gaze closely follows a high-tech work force, people completely committed to making their job their purpose in life. Taking us on a journey through a network of relations and transformations, Work Hard – Play Hard accurately describes how the relationship between the worker, his work-place and his job shapes the cities we live in. Like an ice-cold science-fiction film, Work Hard – Play Hard displays the whole range of social, economic and political transformations that are triggered by the structural transformations of working. But this is not science-fiction. It is happening today.

GIONA A. NAZZARO

Duration
90 min
Year
2011
Country
Germany
Section
Doc Alliance
Language
German
Subtitle
English
Production
Andreas BrauerMartin Roelly

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