Eevery summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in expensive and sunny locations, some other players meet on a football field in Duisburg. Even though they are professional footballers, they are all unemployed. The film sheds a new and completely different light on the mythologies of contemporary football. It shows the intricate economic and moral complexities behind the façade of entertainment. The achievement-oriented society does not allow too many dreams even though it is exactly dreams that are sold to audiences everywhere. Footballers looking for a breakthrough but living constantly on the verge of failure are exchanged at a fast rate. THE OTHER FIELDS shows how the entertainment and sports system fits and basically is just another cog of the capitalistic production system.
MARCO KUGEL and SIMON QUACK both studied Media Arts & Film at the Karlsruhe University for Arts & Design. Marco Kugel’s other non-feature film is RIVERS VALLEYS MOUNTAINS (2014). Simon Quack’s other non-feature films are: THE BIBLE FACTORY (2005), EINSMALEINS (2010), and PROCEDERE (2016).