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Life Guidance (2017)

Life Guidance, the eponymous agency supports people in leading an optimal life. When Alexander lets the wrong thing slip out one day, Life Guidance arrives on the scene immediately.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexander Dworsky
... Anna Dworsky
Florian Teichtmeister ... Gregor Fainmann
Nicolas Jarosch ... Franz Dworky
... Iris Brauer
Kristina Bangert ... Bankangestellte
Peter Vilnai ... Alexanders Vater
Peter Knaack ... Bester Freund
Martin Zauner ... Gutachter
Rainer Egger ... Buchhalter
Alexander Strobele ... Hans Georg Croy
... Harter Kollege
Martin Niedermair ... Dynamischer Kollege
Angelika Strahser ... Ergo Therapeutin
Alexander Stecher ... Herr Stummvoll
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In the sci-fi dystopia Life Guidance, the eponymous agency supports people in leading an optimal life - optimal in the sense of a turbo- capitalist society. When Alexander lets the wrong thing slip out one day, Life Guidance arrives on the scene immediately - and intervenes with increasing intensity in an only seemingly happy, single family unit. Along with the coach, who is faithful to the system, unease intrudes into Alexander's life. Unease about a society that has forgotten all humanity.

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€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Bewildering characters in a Kafkaesque world
31 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Life Guidance delivers a bleak insight into a dystopian future that has already begun. With its impressively gloomy visuals and the strong world building the movie features a surprisingly oppressive atmosphere. This, however, is not reflected in the plot's structure, its pacing, and the performances of the characters; combined, these aspects fail to build up tension and to help the viewer draw conclusions from the jumbled narrative.

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