Eat Sleep Die

Dir.: Gabriela Pichler | Sweden 2012 | 104 min

You don't stand a chance. Take it! reads the tagline in Gabriela Pichler's bold feature debut 'Eat Sleep Die', which was a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn. Rasa is in her early 20s, and although she grew up in Sweden, both her parents come from the Balkans. In the crisis-torn Swedish working-class community, it is not easy for Rasa to find her feet. Yet, she proudly goes to work, has a loving relationship with her family and is befriended to a group of Eastern Europeans work colleagues. One day, however, Rasa finds out that the factory will be made more efficient, which roughly means that the workers from the East, who like Rasa have been there for a long time, are to be replaced by newcomers, who can work for a far lower salary. The situation leaves Rasa in a dilemma: should she leave her father to try to find work somewhere else in Sweden, or should she get bogged down in everlasting unemployment? 'Eat Sleep Die' is a laconic document of globalised Europe, where humanity is neglected to save money. Pichler sends a nod to her fellow countryman Lukas Moodysson's early films and the social realism of 'Rosetta', while still having her own unique voice in a troubling but deeply moving film.

Original Title
Äta sova dö
Title
Eat Sleep Die
Country
Sweden
Release Year
2012
Duration
104 min.
Directors
Gabriela Pichler
Producer
China Åhlander
Script
Cast
Nermina Lukac, Milan Dragiic, Peter Fält, Ruica Pichler, Jonathan Lampinen
Camera
Johan Lundborg, Johan Lundborg
Sound
Martin Hennel
Editor
Gabriela Pichler, Gabriela Pichler, Johan Lundborg
Music
Andreas Svensson, Jonas Isaksson
Production Company
Anagram, Anagram
Version
Dialogue: Swedish English Subtitles
Tempo
0
Thrills
5
Sighs
5
Laughs
5
Look
5
Food for thought
5