Business As Usual

Business As Usual
Scene from "Business As Usual"

Downtown Area. Clerks, businesspeople and a bum grubbing in the garbage. A bored security man behind monitors controls everything...

Two older businessmen meet in an unconventional way, and they begin a fight. People passing by don’t notice the action. One of the businessmen goes to the ground. All remains of the clash are removed in routine. Business goes on as usual, ready for a next encounter.

Tom Zenker was born in 1971 in Munich. After finishing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, he studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, followed by studies in Directing at the Ernst Busch School for Acting in Berlin. Since 1997, he has been studying at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin. His films include: Der letzte Bus ins Paradies (1998), Das taegliche Leben (1999), Hilflos (2000), Boomtown Berlin: Es leckt (2001), and Business As Usual (2003).
Genre Adventure
Category Short
Year of Production 2003
Director Tom Zenker
Screenplay Tom Zenker
Cinematography Frank Meyer
Tom Zenker
Dany Hernandez
Cast Knut Koch, Uwe Uhlmann, Manfred Niepel
Producers Oliver Fleischmann, Tom Zenker, Anke Jungfleisch
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 5 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence 2003, Delhi 2003, Antalya 2003, Camerimage Lodz 2003, Clapstick Calcutta 2004, Clermont Ferrand 2004, Golden Lion Taipei 2004, Mar del Plata 2004, Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2006
Awards Jury Grand Prize 2003 Antalya

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