Events - 24.04.2012 - 00:00 

Film soirée "Elling"

On Thursday, 25 April, 7.30 p.m., the IWE-HSG will stage a public discussion about elites and outsider in Peter Naess film "Elling". Philosophy lecturer Dr. Martin Booms will conduct a discussion in the cinema KinoK.<br/>


19 April 2013. The organiser of the "Philosophy in the cinema" series is the Bonn Akademie für Sozialethik und Öffentliche Kulture (ask). In St.Gallen, the cinema evening will take place in the KinoK in the Lokremise in cooperation with the Institute for Business Ethics. Martin Booms is the Director of the Bonn Akademie and Lecturer in Critical Thinking at the HSG. The cinema evening is open to the public; students will be granted an admission price reduction.

Outsiders and elites in "Elling"
"Elling" is the second film of the Norwegian film and theatre director Petter Naess and is based on a play of the same title. The film narrates the story of the oddball protagonist and his gentle friend Kjell Bjarne. After several years as inmates of a psychiatric clinic, they are discharged. Kjell and Elling have to shape their everyday lives on their own again and to survive in society.

Discussion about outsiders and elites
As outsiders, Elling and Kjell muster the courage to conquer their integrity in everyday life. Elite and underclass, achievement and failure, and integrity and making friends come up for discussion in the film. The film was nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category in 2002.

Picture: Photocase / Calmate

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