I Want to See the Manager

„After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say:
I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.“ – William S. Borroughs

In the light of the current transformations within the global power structure, I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER traces the linkage of economic ascent and decline in seven paradigmatic episodes. India, Bolivia, China, USA, Italy, Thailand, Venezuela – each place contains fragments of another; each episode bears testament to the hopes and fears of its protagonists. By juxtaposing these local experiences in the face of global economy, the film questions the notion of rise and decay.



Country of Production
Germany, Italy

Year of Production

DCP, BluRay, HDCam

89 min

Hannes Lang

Petrolio Film in co-production with Miramonte Film and ZDF in association with ARTE in cooperation with RAI Südtirol

Original Language
English, Spanish, Thai, Mandarin

English, Spanish, French, Italian, German

Festivals / Awards

cph:dox Copenhagen 2014
Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival 2014 (opening film)
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2014 (Award "GLI IMPERDIBILI")
Hong Kong IFF 2015
Dokwoche Hamburg 2015
Bozner Filmtage 2015 (Honorable Mention)
Trento FF 2015
Slavutych IF of Film & Urbanism 2015
DOK.fest Munich 2015
Docs Against Gravity IFF Warsaw 2015