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    WINWIN

    Directed by

    Austria

    2016

    84 min

    • English
    • German
    • Italian

    Comedy

    Three investors, wolves in sheep’s clothes, can’t for their life find heart or soul.
    In their jets, they circle the globe, preaching love and earning gold.
    Smoke and mirrors is their game, ministers, unions and kings enjoy their fame.
    Gambling with open cards at the table, where there’s no risk there’s only one aim:
    the truth is a lie, ’cause lying is real – when you get pranked, how does it feel?

    Awards

    • Best Cinematography for a Fiction Film (Gerald Kerkletz), Best Production Design (Laura Weiss) - Diagonale

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Christoph Dostal
    Stephanie Cumming
    Jeff Ricketts
    Nahoko Fort-Nishigami
    Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
    Alexander Tschernek
    Jürgen Weishäupl
    Cinematography
    Gerald Kerkletz
    Editing
    Natalie Schwager
    Music
    Op:l Bastards
    Hanns Eisler
    Moderat

    Director's Statement

    After questioning the value of money with our recent film Soldate Jeannette we’re now up to question the power of money with our new feature WINWIN.

    HUMOR BEGINS WHERE FUN HAS COME TO AN END. WINWIN IS A SATIRE.

    Politicians, unionists, judges and the police, entrepreneurs, magnats and tycoons: everybody loves investors. White knights in private planes arrive from their off-shore islands where their hick-ups influence the Dow Jones, the Hang Seng and the DAX. They bring hope to safe us all and everything: workers, children, the future basically, and they bring neverending growth and prosperity.
    Our world of cultures became a world cultured by the global economy. A plutocracy where the wealthy classes rule and dominate our society. In this parallel sphere of power it is warm and cozy, it’s sunny and funny, it’s peachy and creamy: everything is possible at no risk.

    TOPSY-TURVY! THE TRUTH IS A LIE, PERKY-PIE!

    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Production
    A EUROPEAN FILM CONSPIRACY

    Press

    Clown prince of Austrian cinema Daniel Hoesl wields satire like a crystal blade — more ornamental than lethal — in his second feature WINWIN, a playfully confrontational take on 21st century corporate capitalism that will leave no spectator indifferent.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Daniel Hoesl

    Daniel Hoesl

    Austria

    I am interested in radical concepts, in a narrative and aesthetic sense. Through photography and especially through the filmphilosophy by Gilles Deleuze I gathered interest in cinema.

    Daniel Hoesl (1982, Austria) received his Master’s in Multimedia Arts in 2006. He has worked as assistant director to Ulrich Seidl on the Paradise Trilogy (2012-2013) and In the Basement (2014), and with many other directors. He has made numerous short films, which he always produced himself. His first feature, Soldate Jeannette (2013), was produced by his collective The European Film Conspiracy and premiered at Sundance and International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it won a Hivos Tiger Award. His narrative feature WINWIN premiered in 2016. DAVOS (2020) was selected at Visions du Réel 2020.

    Selected Filmography