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by Valentin Hitz


Vienna in the not too distant future. The city becomes sombre and colourless when an unscrupulous insurance company begins its dirty trade. Ruthless business people have created a totalitarian system in which the ‘customer’ no longer has the right to die naturally but rather is kept alive artificially for as long as their mental or physical resources are useful. Cold-blooded careerist Vincent Baumann earns his money with death insurance. The rebellious activist Lisa Sokulowa, on the other hand, is living in an impoverished parallel society underground trying to find a way to shut down the life support factory. When Vincent is sent to track her down, a dangerous cat and mouse game begins. However, the two must eventually convene if they are to follow their own secret interests…

international title: Hidden Reserves
original title: Stille Reserven
country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Valentin Hitz
film run: 96'
release date: AT 28/10/2016
screenplay: Valentin Hitz
cast: Clemens Schick, Lena Lauzemis, Daniel Olbrychski, Marion Mitterhammer, Marcus Signer
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Karina Ressler
music: Balz Bachmann
producer: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
co-producer: Alexander Ris, Christine Haupt, Karin Koch, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Andreas Eicher
production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH, Freibeuter Film
distributor: Camino Filmverleih
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