vrijdag, 12 november
Mike Judge | 1999 | USA | 89’ | no subs
Loosely based on Milton, one of the first animations by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Silicon Valley), this underappreciated office-based satire focusses on a group of cubicle-bound 30-somethings and their struggles with the impersonal bureaucracy of a run-of-the-mill IT firm. Dark wit and absurd support characters provide comedy relief while the soft underbelly of office politics is exposed in all it’s drab glory, and righteously ridiculed. Late cultural theorist Mark Fisher believed that no film “better captures the bureaucratic immiseration of late capitalist managerialism labour”.
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