Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii
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.
Screenings & Events
Sun, Oct 15 @ 7:45pm CDT
at AMC NEWCITY, Screen 13
Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00pm CDT
at Siskel Center, Screen 1
- Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru; co-producers: Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges, Serge Lalou, Claire Dornoy, Ankica Jurić Tilić
- Radu Jude
- Cătălin Cristuțiu
- Marius Panduru Rsc
- Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu
- Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald
- 4 Proof Film, Paul Thiltges Distributions, Les Films D'Ici, Kinorama, microFILM
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation