The two filmmakers leave Berlin in a rental car for a holiday at the Hotel Belvedere near the Rhone glacier in the Swiss Alps. The car spins out of control and the two passengers experience a slowing down, an elongation of time.
Back in Berlin, they remain in the grip of this shift in time perception. Everything appears in a new light: hectic, busy lives without enough hours in the day, overlong “To Do” lists, never-ending appointments, the ever present mobile phone. When Marie-Catherine realizes she is pregnant, she and Jan use the coming nine months to make an experiment in which they are the subjects.
The film accompanies the couple as they attend time management workshops and learn to slow down. They interview time researchers, physicists and artists, and compare urban and rural life. The filmmakers unearth societal tendencies with humor and a sharp eye for self-irony.
Title: Time's Up
Original Title: Time's Up
Language versions: German original version; German with English or Czech subtitles
Length: 15 min
Director: Jan Peters, Marie-Catherine Theiler
Screenplay: Jan Peters, Marie-Catherine Theiler
Cinematography: Jan Peters, Marie-Catherine Theiler
Editing: Sandra Trostel
Music: Thies Münther, Pit Przygodda
Featuring: Jan Peters, Marie-Catherine Theiler
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
World Sales: Rise and Shine
Age Recommendation: 12
Supported by: FFA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg