Spherycon, School for the unemployed
Feature fiction film in pre-production
Director: Paolo Vari
Subject: Thomas Franke, Gianfilippo Pedote, Paolo Vari, Stefano Voltaggio Freely inspired by the novel Schule der Arbeitslosen by Joachim Zelter, Klopfer & Meyer, Tubingen.
Screenplay: Carlo Salsa, Paolo Vari, Stefano Voltaggio.
Project developed with the support of Media Slate Europe, the Italian-German (Mibact FFA) bilateral fund, and Rai Rai Cinema
Produced by CDV-Casa delle Visioni
Europe: the very near future. Two people out of three are out of work, and the majority of them always will be. A selected handful of unemployed people, men and women with different backgrounds, arrive at Spherycon, a school established by the European Union to teach those without work to transform themselves into perfect candidates for the few jobs that are still to be found. Rule number one: be aware that an unemployed person is someone who has done everything wrong in life. Rule number two: forget everything that you used to be and fight in every way you can for the only thing that really counts. Finding a job.
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