David Knight - 6th June 2012

Here we get Sides A and B of 'The Pitfalls of Modern Man' - a double helping of life among successful and prosperous yet very unhappy men working at 'Umlaut Creative'- run by WhoMadeWho's Tomas Barfod - from the perspective of two different employees: the HR guy who makes the other employees fill out a list entitled "10 things to do before you turn 40"; and Barfod's ambitious, resentful second-in-command...

The narrative and the suspense add a new level to the message of material success breeding dissatisfaction and despair. Now its a satire on the modern 'creative' workplace, where envy and violence are also bubbling under the surface. And now its all going to kick off... Superb.

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Credits

DirectorWilliam Stahl
Director of PhotographyThomas A
WriterMichael Vogt
ProducerMichelle Djarling
RunnerMark Viggo Krogsgaard
StylistTine Berg
SteadicamAnders Holck

David Knight - 6th June 2012

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