Key Information

Format
Fictional portrayal of life
Year of production
2017
Duration
01:30:00
Country of origin
Germany
Produced by
Koproduktion von FreibeuterFilm, epo-film Wien & Film-Line München
Categories
Television > Fiction > Drama
Television > Documentary > History
Television > Documentary > Docudrama
Intended distribution
Made for TV

Language versions

Original
German

Topics

Drama based on real events (docudrama)
Economic

Synopsis

A village mayor enacts a bold and futuristic monetary scheme to save his alpine community from global financial crisis and fascism’s simple fix. The strength of a woman’s love as much as its romance injects the power for the small but passionate hero to see it through.

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Additional Information

A story of money’s powerful grip on the whole world told with the true events of a tiny alpine town in 1932-33 Austria. Director Urs Egger depicts the daring experiment of a village mayor caught between hopeless recession and looming fascism. A recurring topic in current news – financial crisis and crashes – and the question how to make money work for us again and not against us.

 

‘I believe that the future will learn more from the spirit of Gesell than from that of Marx.’ John Maynard Keynes

Cast & Crew

Key talent(s)
Karl Markovics, Verena Altenberger, Aaron Friesz