Hardly Working

Susanna Flock, Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf • Austria • 2022 • 21 min.

The figures in the background of a video game — the NPCs or non-playable characters — mainly exist to create the appearance of normality in hyperreal worlds. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a handyman repeat the same action over and over again, but who are they? And what drives them?

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Best of European Film Awards 1: Nominees World Wondering Opening Night