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SPEED - IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME (SPEED - AUF DER SUCHE NACH DER VERLORENEN ZEIT)

SPEED - IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME
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We are constantly saving time. In spite of this, we have less and less. But why is this?

WE DON’T HAVE TIME! Even though we are saving it in abundance. The documentary SPEED explores one of the modern world’s great paradoxes and attempts to get to the bottom of its mysterious logic.

Speeding up and boosting efficiency have become the dominant goals in almost all areas of life. But where does this need for speed come from? Who’s running this rat race? And where has all the time gone that we’ve saved over the last few decades with ever more sophisticated technology and efficiency models?


Florian Opitz was born in 1973 in Saarbrücken and is a freelance documentary filmmaker, author and journalist. After studies in History, Psychology and English in Cologne and Heidelberg, he started working for several European broadcasters. He also instructs Documentary Film classes at different German universities. His films include: JACK KEROUAC – THE LIFE OF THE WRITER (1999), WOMEN IN HITLER’S ARMY (1999), TIBET – MYTH AND REALITY (2001), GOLIATH’S NIGHTMARE – PROTEST AGAINST GLOBALISM SINCE GENUA 2001 (2002), BLOOD FOR OIL. THE WARS FOR THE BLACK GOLD (2003), THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER VIRUS (2005), THE LAST DAYS ON THE WESTERN FRONT (2005), THE BIG SELLOUT (2006), and SPEED – IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME (2012), among others.
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2012
Director Florian Opitz
Screenplay Florian Opitz
Cinematography Andy Lehmann
Producers Oliver Stoltz, Wekas Gaba
Production Company Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with WDR, ARTE
Length 97 min
Format Blu-ray, HD, 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German, English
Festivals Artdoc Moscow 2013
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Camino Filmverleih/Stuttgart

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