Hidden Reserves by Valentin Hitz,  A/CH/D 2016 , 96 min, DCP.
German with English subtitles.
Script Camp Q&A with Valentin Hitz
  • Director: Valentin Hitz
  • Screenplay: Valentin Hitz
  • Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
  • Editing: Karina Ressler
  • Cast: Clemens Schick, Lena Lauzemis, Marion Mitterhammer, Marcus Signer, Jaschka Lämmert, Simon Schwarz, Stipe Erceg, Daniel Olbrychski
  • Producer: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser, Alexander Ris, Christine Haupt, Karin Koch, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Andreas Eicher
  • Production: FreibeuterFilm, Neue Mediopolis, Dschoint Ventschr, Cine Plus
  • Distributor: Spot on Distribution
  • Contact: Lukas Diehl,
  • Festivals: Zürich Film Festival, Viennale, Filmfest Lünen, Solothurner Filmtage, Max Ophüls Festival
  • Homepage: stillereserven.at

Hidden Reserves

Vienna in the not too distant future. The corporate world has once and for all seized power. People have to pay back their debts – even beyond death. While being kept in an undeserving artificial coma, bodies are being exploited as data storage devices, spare organ depots or surrogate mothers. The only protection against such a fate is death insurance, which is only available as a luxury to a lucky few. Cold blooded top insurance agent Vincent Baumann, who is put on the case of resistance fighter Lisa Sokulowa, is more and more drawn under her spell and becomes a victim of the system he represents. He starts to suspect the insurance agency is playing a double game with him. The boundaries of who works for and who against the system begin to blur, who from the outside and who from the inside …

Starting from the unsettling premise that even death is no longer one’s very own property, Valentin Hitz’s dystopian thriller creates a fascinating nightmare world, populated by a brilliant cast.

screening on  13.4.19 / 10:00

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Valentin Hitz
was born in 1969 in Stuttgart and grew up in Zurich; he studied directing at Film Academy Vienna under Axel Corti and Peter Patzak; worked as assistant director for Jessica Hausner, Shirin Neshat, Barbara Albert, Peter Patzak a. o.; lecturer at various intitutes and and schools; films and clips for theatre productions, video work and installations; lives and works in Vienna as screenwriter and director.

2016 Stille Reserven 
2003 Kaltfront 
1998 Ratrace 
1996 Loved in Space 
1995 Seemannsbegräbnis