German Cinema Now - Zeit der Kannibalen
27 March 2015 | 7:30 pm

Öllers and Niederländer are two highly paid consultants. For years they’ve been touring the world’s dirtiest countries seeking to satisfy their clients’ hunger for profit. Reality exists merely as a dusty silhouette behind the windows of their air-conditioned luxury hotels. Their goal seems to be within their grasp: to ascend to their company's top echelon and finally be made partners.

Both are well aware that, according to their firm's unwritten rules in the hierarchy, they’ll need to secure their final promotion by their mid-thirties or else they’ll be sidelined: ‘up or out’. But then their old rival Hellinger is given the sought-after promotion and they find themselves forced to come to terms with his successor, the ambitious young Bianca.

Gradually, they begin to lose control and their nerves are on edge: why did Hellinger throw himself out of a window? Why is the company being sold? And will the firm reshuffle the cards without them? Who can they trust? They are fighting their last battle.

Zeit der Kannibalen is a slick, sharp parody charting the fall of the new elite from the heights of hubris into a miserable abyss. And, in the meantime, radical Islamists storm the hotel.

The movie has been part of the Berlinale (International Film Festival in Berlin) and is nominated by the German Film Critics Association for the following awards:

  • Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
  • Best Actor (Bester Darsteller)
  • Best Actor (Bester Darsteller)

Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.


Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase

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