Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish... See full summary »
Marie Helena Fjällås
Portrayal of a surgeon who feels stifled by Swedish bureaucracy and relocates to Ethiopia to practice medicine. In a small field hospital, with limited resources, he uses anything at hand to help the patients.
Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film is about our world, the modern civilization that eats more than needed. It's not very much information that is physically showed, its the pictures in symbiosis with music that is the real strength in this flick. It leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for a simple and fulfilling life. Written by
Ulf Kjell Gür
Powerful images, humor, and a great satire on other forms of terror in a globalised world
Surplus ranks among some of the best interrogative documentaries of all times. It is a great symphony, not of a city, but of the complex web of relations facing the planet in the new century. It is a satirical film but also an urgent call to reflect on our shopping habits, and the way contemporary society is shaping us, not so much as citizens but as consumers. Fast paced at times, humorous and innovative the films feels like a modern symphony of images and sounds that flow in different rhythmic beats contrasting nations, social conditions, habits and ways of being. It shows the powerless and the powerful and mocks chiefs of state who dance to the sound of the big corporations that financed their campaigns in order to be get them elected.
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