Human Capital – The Employment Trade / Kapital: Mensch – Das Geschäft mit der Arbeit

Human Capital

HUMAN CAPITAL – THE EMPLOYMENT TRADE portrays the fate of three people and their struggle through the global world of work:
Chamila Alvis moves from Sri Lanka to Cyprus. She struggles with her separation from her children and her home land and tries to deal with the foreign world she has entered…
Dirk Wagner and Volker Nebelung try to escape the construction recession in East Germany. They prepare themselves for a trip to Europe’s largest construction site, in London…
Jay Gaines, a head-hunter in New York, searches desperately on Wall Street for candidates for the position of head executive of a gigantic corporation. If he doesn’t find ‚Mr Perfect’ soon, he will risk not only hundreds of thousands of dollars, but also his good reputation…



Country of Production

Year of Production

Digi Beta Pal

52 min

Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis

Production filmproduktion and OVAL Filmemacher in co-production with ZDF, in association with ARTE

Original Language
German, English, Greek, Singhalese