Work Hard Play Hard

A documentary film by Carmen Losmann | 90 min | 2010


From non-territorial office spaces, multi-mobile knowledge workers, Blackberries and Miles & More - a road movie into the working world of tomorrow. The documentary takes a journey through the post-industrial workshops of knowledge and service work, which are considered to be our working worlds of tomorrow. Work is free here, there is no time clock or compulsory attendance - and the focus is on people as a resource. The film attaches itself to the heels of a high-tech workforce who are highly mobile and passionate about making their work come true. Further episodes follow on from this and lead into the world of modern office architecture and into the world of human resource management.


Screenplay, Director: Carmen Losmann

Camera: Dirk Lütter

Sound: Ulla Kösterke, Andreas Hildebrandt, Frank Bubenzer

Editing: Henk Drees

Commissioning editor: Anne Even, ZDF/ARTE

Distribution: Film Kino Text

World sales: Taskovski Films Ltd.


In coproduction with ZDF und in Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE.

Production funded by: Filmstiftung NRW.

Festivals (Selection)

Uraufführung bei DOK Leipzig 2011, Int. Wettbewerb
Doc Edge Festival Neuseeland
Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen
Dokumentarfilmfest Kassel
Int. Filmfestival Helsinki
Visions Du Réel Nyon