Indie Feature Film | 2017-2019 | Science Fiction | France, Germany

Project data

Length of movie85'

Brief synopsis

English :
A new production center, 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.
(https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/pressevorfuehrungen/datenblatt.html?film_id=201911309)

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Français :
Dans un futur indéterminé, la société utilise des Labour Power Plants, usines ultra modernes spécialisées dans la production de travailleurs génériques. Nous suivons un groupe bigarré de personnes qui passent des tests, prennent part à des ateliers et à des entraînements centrés sur différentes capacités physiques, psychologiques et sociales ; alors que la direction discute et expérimente pendant ce temps de nouvelles stratégies de formation qui sollicitent l’investissement personnel et l’initiative des participants. Avec Labour Power Plant, Romana Schmalisch & Robert Schlicht imaginent un récit de science fiction caustique d’inspiration documentaire. Un itinéraire au cœur d’une machine organique où se condensent et deviennent visibles les structures qui façonnent le travail dans la société contemporaine.
(www.spectre-productions.com/fr/en-production/labour-power-plant)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Frédéric Schulz-RichardThomas
Aude OllierRose
Franc BruneauLouis
Emmanuelle PéronMartine
Jacques LedranGilles
Robert RizoCreative Trainer
Xavier BrossardMr. Chevalier
Arnaud BichonMr. Legrand
Cécile LanciaConstance Condillac
Jean-Marc PiquemalGuide

Crew

ActivityNameComment
2nd ADNadine Cook
Director of photographyRomain Le Bonniec
1st assistant cameraEmmanuelle Gary
2nd assistant cameraRosa Gabbert
DirectorRomana Schmalisch
DirectorRobert Schlicht
EditorEytan Ipeker
Key/dolly gripGreg Delarue
Key/dolly gripAlexandre Quiroz-Martinet
Grip assistantNicolas Lebigue
Grip assistantLaura Marret
GafferKelig Peron
Lighting technician / electricianArthur Benoist
Lighting technician / electricianMaewenn Mazé
ProducerOlivier Marboeuf
Associate producerCédric Walter
Unit production managerJeremy Rossi

Production companies

CompanyComment
Spectre Productions [fr]
Volteals Volte Slagen
Weltfilme

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019GermanyInt. Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale)Forum Expanded

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereWednesday, 13/02/2019Berlinale Forum