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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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Ruth Mader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritz Karl ... Alexander Dworsky
Katharina Lorenz ... Anna Dworsky
Florian Teichtmeister Florian Teichtmeister ... Gregor Fainmann
Nicolas Jarosch Nicolas Jarosch ... Franz Dworky
Petra Morzé ... Iris Brauer
Kristina Bangert Kristina Bangert ... Bankangestellte
Peter Vilnai Peter Vilnai ... Alexanders Vater
Peter Knaack Peter Knaack ... Bester Freund
Martin Zauner Martin Zauner ... Gutachter
Rainer Egger Rainer Egger ... Buchhalter
Alexander Strobele Alexander Strobele ... Hans Georg Croy
Arno Frisch ... Harter Kollege
Martin Niedermair Martin Niedermair ... Dynamischer Kollege
Angelika Strahser Angelika Strahser ... Ergo Therapeutin
Alexander Stecher 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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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghid de viata See more »

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Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color
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Bewildering characters in a Kafkaesque world
31 January 2018 | by max-seitz-1990See 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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