"Today’s debts are tomorrow’s taxes."
Welcome to the upper echelons of one of Germany’s big banks where the board members have their offices. Some have already retired, others still hold positions of responsibility. The effects of the financial and economic crises have now reached this level. Each person has a story to tell, their own analysis of what’s happening. While the crisis cost one his job and led another to resign, it made others rich. One person knows what action to take, but nobody asks for his input anymore. He doesn’t trust those at the top, who think they have all the answers. And those other top managers know what ought to be done– but do they do it? They’re acting in somebody’s interests – but whose?
Andres Veiel is the acclaimed director of the feature length documentaries 'Black Box BRD' and 'Addicted to Acting', as well as 'If Not Us, Who?’ a feature film about the early history of the Red Army Faction. His play 'The Kick' was invited to Berlin’s Theatertreffen, a festival highlighting the year’s best German-language theatre productions. With 'The Raspberry Reich', Veiel has produced another work for the stage. For this play, he carried out extensive research into the inner workings of banks, interviewing former and current executives about their experiences, aspirations and motivations.Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation