Kurt, a gentle optimist, has been ordered by a governmental authority to take over and operate a night club, ‘Angelique’, as his last chance to find gainful employment. Due to his moral principles, Kurt prevents any ‘normal’ night club business from occurring. One day Mario, a henchman, pays Kurt a visit. Mario threatens to take away the youngest prostitute Jasmin, whom Kurt has come to regard as a symbol of hope, unless Kurt makes more money. Kurt finally turns on his own conscience and blames it for everything while we are left to wonder whether it’s better to stand up or bow down to authorities.
ABOUT THE FILM
Sch(m)erzgrenze invites the viewer to witness how the social and financial pressures of capitalism can trigger economic crises, humanitarian crises and the contemporary violence towards women prevalent throughout modern Europe. Though it is tempting to wander down this dark path in life; Sch(m)erzgrenze also shows us that it pays to struggle and keep hope. At least until we survive.
Language: German, English
Shooting Location: Austria
Format: Virtual Reality 360* / Digital 4K