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Oeconomia

by Carmen Losmann Focus Competition

Worldwide, both economic output and debt have increased many times over in recent decades. At the same time, inequality in wealth distribution is growing and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Is there a correlation between economic growth and debt? In OECONOMIA, director Carmen Losmann gets to the bottom of the phenomena that is our economic system and tries to understand the rules of capitalism. An ambitious undertaking, as she finds out when the polished glass doors of banks and financial institutions remain closed to her. While many representatives of the financial sector prefer not to speak in front of the camera, those that do struggle to find their words more than once. Losmann continues to follow up with uncomfortable questions and uses animations to illustrate abstract processes. Her in depth research uncovers the destructive foundations of our economy and shows capitalism as an edifice of faith: It doesn’t have to be logical, just keep on working.


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2020
  • Runtime: 89 Min
  • Languages: German, English
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Carmen Losmann
  • Cast: Samirah Kenawi, Dag Schulze, Marc Sierszen, Lino Zeddies, Stefan Krause, Elsa Egerer
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  • Screenplay: Carmen Losmann
  • Cinematography: Dirk Lütter
  • Editors: Henk Drees, Carmen Losmann
  • Sound: Peter Rösner, Till Röllinghoff, Etienne Haug, Detlev Schmelzenbach
  • Music: Peter Rösner
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  • Producers: Hannes Lang, Mareike Wegener
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  • Production Company: Petrolio Film GmbH
  • World Sales: Deckert Distribution GmbH
  • www.oeconomia-film.de
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