Labour Power Plant

  • Labour Power Plant

  • Auteur : Robert Schlicht,Romana Schmalisch
  • Année : 2019
  • Catégorie : FICTION / FEATURE FILM
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  • Technical informations : 85 min, Color, Screen ratio: 2.39, Language: French, Subtitles: English
  • With the support from : Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, On & For Productions, Bruxelles, CNAP – Image/mouvement, FRAC Grand Large–Hauts-de-France – Dunkerque, Bernini Foundation/Archive Kabinett – Berlin, Synesthésie – Saint-Denis, Kunsthalle Wien, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
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  • Main Cast : Trainees: Aisha – Farida Gillot, Martine – Émmanuelle Péron, Rose – Aude Ollier, Louis – Franc Bruneau, Florence – Clara Gensburger, Solange – Delphine Léonard, Albert – Samir Zanoun, Gilles – Jacques Ledran, Thomas – Frédéric Schulz-Richard / Trainers: Cécilia Alvez de Oliveira, Frédéric Djebri, Dominique Deleseleuc, Maryvonne Breuil, Jean-Marc Piquemal, Robert Rizo, Hélène Milan / Managers: Monsieur Chevalier – Xavier Brossard, Monsieur Legrand – Arnaud Bichon, Constance Condillac – Cécile Lancia
  • Written and directed by : Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch
  • Director of photography : Romain Le Bonniec
  • 1st assistant director : Friederike Bérat
  • Sound operators : Térence Meunier, Frédéric Dabo
  • Executive producer : Jeremy Rossi
  • Editing : Eytan Ipeker, Robert Schlicht/Romana Schmalisch
  • Sound design : Gábor Ripli
  • Additional sounds : João Polido
  • Animation : Philippe Cuxac
  • Post Production studio : Volte
  • Producer : Olivier Marboeuf
  • Co Producers : Michel Balagué, Kristina Konrad, Robert Schlicht/Romana Schmalisch
  • Associate producer : Cédric Walter, Koen Claerhout
  • Co Produced by : VOLTE SLAGEN & Weltfilm

A new production centre, set in an undetermined future. What is being produced here? People with their own wills, interests and desires are being equipped with the different physiological, cognitive, psychological and social core competencies to transform them into human resources. Welcome to Labour Power Plant.


Download the press kit + stills here
Trailer on vimeo

02/2019: 69th Berlinale / Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany

Romana Schmalisch studied fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts. She was an artist-in-residence at many institutions including the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Studio Voltaire in London and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. Robert Schlicht studied philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Together, they work at the interface of art, film and theory to grapple with how historical processes and societal structures can be reproduced in film. The themes of labour in capitalist societies are a focal point in their exhibitions, performance series and films. Their works include the screen-ing and performance series The Choreography of Labour at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2013–2014), the play All the best from Labour Power Plant at La Commune – Centre dramatique national, Aubervilliers (2017), as well as the exhibitions Titre de travail at FRAC Grand Large–Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque (2018) and Humanity at Work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018 /2019). They realised the short film Top / Down in 2017. Labour Power Plant is their first feature film.

2019 Labour Power Plant; 85 min.
2017 Top/Down; 17 Min
2015 Catastrophes; 30 min.
2011 Preliminaries; 48 min.
2010 Recitando; 33 min.
2007 Radiation. An Alien Revue; 20 min.
2004 Dom Sovietov; 30 min.