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Oeconomia (2020)

Our economic system has made itself invisible and eludes understanding. In recent years, we have often had little more than a diffuse and unsatisfactory feeling that something is going ... See full summary »

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Carmen Losmann

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Carmen Losmann
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Samirah Kenawi Samirah Kenawi ... Self
Dag Schulze Dag Schulze ... Self
Marc Sierszen Marc Sierszen ... Self
Lino Zeddies Lino Zeddies ... Self
Stefan Krause Stefan Krause ... Self
Elsa Egerer Elsa Egerer ... Self
Jean Marc Decressonnière Jean Marc Decressonnière ... Self
Thomas Mayer Thomas Mayer ... Self
Peter Praet Peter Praet ... Self
Armin Schlenk Armin Schlenk ... Self
Joachim Fels Joachim Fels ... Self
Mathias Rusterholz Mathias Rusterholz ... Self
Nicolas Peter Nicolas Peter ... Self
Michael Heise Michael Heise ... Self
Andrew Bosomworth Andrew Bosomworth ... Self
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Our economic system has made itself invisible and eludes understanding. In recent years, we have often had little more than a diffuse and unsatisfactory feeling that something is going wrong. But what? Beyond the distanced phrases of media coverage, which ultimately make it impossible to grasp the monstrous logic behind the basic structures of our everyday lives, OECONOMIA sets out with great perspicacity and lucid stringency to break things down to the simple rules, to illuminate the capitalism of the present. A zero-sum game is discernible, a game that places us and our entire world in the logic of an endlessly perpetual increase in capital - no matter how great the cost. Written by AFA

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Fascinating but you might need to watch it twice
4 May 2021 | by yjpx-09625See all my reviews

I watched this knowing nothing about it. So it was in German which is usually not a problem with most films when you can loose attention and quickly get back into the story.

This however needs total attention especially when viewing graphics which are also in German.

I will definitely watch it again and I think this is not a criticism as subject matter like this need to be revisited, I am reminded a little of Adam Curtis documentaries which also can easily be watched again (and again) each time giving up more gems to ponder.

The filming is also excellent, I love the imagery and the wry humour that often underlies it.

Regarding the subject matter well, as has been said by others the realisation that the 'high priests' of this system seem clueless and often patronising when confronted with the simplest questions is at once satisfying and also scary. I have almost no respect for the pseudo-scientific discipline that's called economics and this just seems to reaffirm my doubts (and often contempt) for it.

Anyway I can't say much more without watching it again and doing so properly , but like I often do with the films of Adam Curtis I will be recommending this to anyway I think might be interested.

I suspect that this being in German may limit its impact and the one thing I would think could help is to make it easier to understand some of the graphics which are very elegant and helpful in illuminating the story, the only issue is that if there are also subtitles on screen it becomes difficult to take everything in.


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15 October 2020 (Germany) See more »

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$198,158
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