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«Überaus bemerkenswert.» Cinaman               
«A debut film which is both ironic and profound» cineuropa
«Golden Age lotet die Möglichkeiten des Dokumentarischen aus.» Berner Kulturagenda
«Atemberaubenden Wirbelsturms der optischen Eindrücke» Visions du Reel
«Zu geniessen wie ein süffiger cocktail.» cineuropa
12.09.2019 Cinema Release

The Golden Age

DOCUMENTARY
2019 I HD | color | Dolby SR*D EX | english I 85 min
'Who said that old age has to be boring? Golden Age opens the doors to the Palace, a retirement home of the kind that you have never seen before, in Miami. Gildings, ostentatious chandeliers, marble floors; like a cross between a luxury hotel and an Americanised copy of Versailles, the place is presented by its developers as the most beautiful retirement home in the Unites States. The residents here are pampered by an army of employees devoted to their every whim, in a permanent party atmosphere. This abundance of luxury, extravagance and entertainment is not, nonetheless, enough to remove the anxieties of those who live there. Nor can it hide the intentions of the investors for whom old age is, above all, a source of income and a growing market. Golden Age takes us on a journey into this baroque universe which tries to suppress the fear of death through dollars, questioning, in a dizzying visual whirlwind, our relationship to old age in its most universal aspect.'
CELINE GUENOT, VISIONS DU REEL

DIRECTOR Beat Oswald

CINEMATOGRAPHER Samuel Weniger

EDITIOR Lena Hatebur

COMPOSER Marcel Vaid

PRODUCTION Conobs GmbH, wenigervideo, Urs Augstburger (SRF)

WORLD SALES First Hand Films

CINEMA RELEASE SCHWEIZ 12.09.2019

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CURRENT FESTIVALS

Visions du Réel 2019 - Nominated for the Best Documentary National

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