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LTP #10 presents

Do not expect too much from the end of the world

Radu Jude, Romania, 2023, 163 minutes

Sat 8 June // 20:00 / External

Tickets: LTP pass

An overworked and underpaid production assistant is commissioned by a multinational company to film a workplace safety video. But an interviewee makes a statement which forces him to re-invent his story to suit the company's narrative.

Borrowing an aphorism from the Polish poet StanisÅ‚aw Jerzy Lec for its title, Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World, Radu Jude’s latest, touches on labour, exploitation, death, and the new gig economy. Part comedy, part road movie, part montage, it centres around Angela (Ilinca Manolache), a bombastic production assistant working 16-hour days while, on her own time, honing a quippy online brand featuring her alter ego, a self-pronounced friend of misogynistic media personality Andrew Tate, currently facing human trafficking and other charges in Romania.