CH 2006 96'
Director: Stina Werenfels
Script: Petra Lüschow, Stina Werenfels
Camera: Piotr Jaxa
Sound: Luc Yersin
Editing:: Isabel Meier
Music:: Winfried Grabe
Production:: Karin Koch, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
With: Michael Neuenschwander, Susanne-Marie Wrage, Bettina Stucky, Georg Scharegg, Leonardo Nigro, Olivia Frolich, Mikki Levy
Investment banker HP has allegedly ridden out the crash of the stock exchange. One evening, on a barbecue event with his banker friends and their wives, HP's Danish au pair girl threatens to blow the whistle on her love affair with HP's married boss. HP wants to please everybody. But the next morning, he has lost everything: his house, his wife, his friends, and his job...
GOING PRIVATE (NACHBEBEN) is an intimate play which examines how neo-liberal principals force their way into the most private of spheres, namely those of the family and of friendships. GOING PRIVATE (NACHBEBEN) is a film about men that have been trained to poker, spy and speculate in an economic world. It is also a film about women that are expected to accept this but in the end decide not to.
It is astonishing to note that although banks and large corporations represent the largest employment sector of modern-day Switzerland, GOING PRIVATE (NACHBEBEN) is the first swiss film which deals in depth with the people of this socio-economic environment. And although affluence and materialism appear to be ubiquitous in Switzelrand, no national film to date has illustrated the human price which these traits ultimately demand.