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Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World
(Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii)

  •   Radu Jude
  •   Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia

Angela, a production assistant working for an anonymous multinational corporation, is tasked with driving around Bucharest filming casting interviews for a promotional video about workplace safety. As she goes door to door collecting employees’ personal experiences of getting injured on the job, a pattern of malfeasance begins to emerge. When a half-paralyzed worker suggests that the company is responsible for his accident, Angela bears witness to a dizzying, hilarious series of corporate backflips.

True to form, in Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World director Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) presents a whirlwind examination of modern existence with a wry, absurdist touch. Observed with a keen understanding of our cacophonous digital world, the film breathlessly satirizes the capitalistic machinery of everyday life while celebrating the boisterous humanity contained therein.

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International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Comedy Program Sponsor

Logo: The Second City 329x75

Event Information

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  •   163 minutes
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Assistive Listening Devices available
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