Le club des chômeurs

The Unemployment Club

Luxembourg | 1997 | 97' | Social Comedy
A film by
Andy Bausch
Thierry van Werveke - Myriam Muller - André Jung - Luc Feit
Nicolas Steil - Rolf Schmid

The story is set in the industrial south of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The decline of the steel industry has left a wake of unemployment, but the state is determined to retrain all the scrapped steelworkers. There is, however, a pocket of resistance! THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLUB.

To be a member of this exclusive band, you must be unemployed; swear not to look for employment; commit to remain unemployed at all costs; stay off the books forever; and work harder at remaining out of work than ever you did when you were in work.

A bittersweet comedy about a band of marginal cozily ensconced in the Welfare State. Love. Hatred. Treachery. Humor. THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLUB may be a small picture but it deals with big emotions. And asks provocative questions.

Pour faire partie de ce groupe très fermé, il vous faut: être au chômage, prêter serment de ne jamais emploi chercher, jurer sur l’honneur de toujours chômeur rester, des livres à jamais vous tenir éloigné, et travailler bien plus dur à ne jamais métier retrouver que vous ne travailliez à le garder.

World Premiere
Production company
Iris Productions - Fama Film (CH)
Paul Thiltges Distributions