State of Affairs

System Error

Florian Opitz
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
03.03. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 1  
Why are we so obsessed with economic growth, despite knowing that perpetual growth will kill us in the end?

System Error looks for answers to this principal contradiction of our time and considers global capitalism from the perspective of those who run it. In this manner, the film not only makes the absurdity of our growth-centered system uncomfortably perceptible, but also poses some striking questions about the seemingly irrefutable rules of the game within a bigger context.


Florian Opitz

Florian Opitz is a documentary filmmaker and journalist born in 1973 in Saarbruecken, Germany. He studied history, psychology and English at the universities of Cologne and Heidelberg. Since 1998 he has been working as a freelance filmmaker and journalist for several European TV stations, including ARD, ARTE and ZDF. His film debut was internationally acclaimed documentary The Big Sellout (2007). He has made several political documentaries, mainly about subjects related to globalization and history, next to films about Jack Kerouac, Charles de Gaulle, Naomi Klein, the history of the skinhead movement.

General sponsor

Erreur Système

2018, 97'

Directed by:
Florian Opitz

Screenplay by:
Florian Opitz

Andy Lehmann

Edited by:
Frank Müller

Cico Beck, Florian Kreier, Bobby Rausch

Florian Opitz

Produced by:
Port au Prince C/O, Java Films

Festivals & Awards:

LOLA@BERLINALE 2018 – Nomination; SWR Doku Festival 2018 – STZ Leserjury Prize; DOK.fest München 2018; NaturVision Filmfestiva;l Ökofilmtour 2018; Another Way Film Festival 2018; Transitions Film Festival 2018