Antikapitalistički pokret je u svojoj špici, to se očitovalo i u mainstream medijima — fenomen nedvojbeno dosiže vrhunac pobjedom Parasitea klasičnim nokautom na dodjeli Oscara 2020.
Svjedoci smo hiperprodukcije oštrih klasno osvještenih sadržaja - neki su sumorni, neki duhoviti, ali svi bi pojeli bogataše. “Kada narod više ne bude imao što jesti, pojest će bogate”, glasoviti je Rousseauov politički slogan. Fraza je popularizirana tijekom Francuske revolucije kasnog 18. stoljeća, postajući pokličem za okupljanje proletarijata. Započnimo od samih korijena trenda, a on je u filmografiji prisutan od početka prošlog stoljeća.
This hugely influential sci-fi epic from 1927 touches on everything from class warfare to religion and technology. Set in a futuristic city sharply divided between the upper and working class, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis follows the tale of Freder, the son of the city’s master who falls for a working class prophet.
Modern Times (1936)
Before Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party in The Great Dictator, he took a similar approach in highlighting the absurdity of capitalism in Modern Times.
The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
A favourite of fellow ‘Eat the Rich’ satirist Ruben Östlund, The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie from the director and surrealist Luis Buñuel, is a classic of 1970s filmmaking. Buñuel’s film tells the story of six middle-class people whose dinner is consistently interrupted in increasingly bizarre and dreamlike ways.
RoboCop might be thought of as an action film first and foremost, and it's understandable if that's how it initially stands out. A simple story about a police officer who's left for dead, only to be transformed into an anti-crime literal killing machine, it does satisfy when it comes to brutal, over-the-top action. However, it's also a surprisingly funny and satirical film. It presents a dystopian world that's been torn apart by greed and crime, with many of the world's problems caused by a giant, villainous corporation.Paul Verhoeven is no stranger to putting satirical elements in his Hollywood films, and RoboCop stands as one of his most biting.
For an animated family movie, WALL•E has a surprising amount of things to say about consumerism and the destruction corporations can do in pursuit of profit.
Shoplifters (2018), Country Japan Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Naslov ovog dobitnika Zlatne palme za 2018. ne treba shvatiti metaforički: Shoplifters govori o marginaliziranoj obitelji dnevnih radnika, lopova i sitnih odmetnika koji žive na rubu japanskog društva.
Sorry We Missed You (2020)
Country Belgium, France, United Kingdom
Director Ken Loach
The British social-critical director of I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, delivers another scathing indictment of our economic system, the slashing of worker protection, and the gig economy. While these are indeed the themes of this affecting drama, Loach always makes it about the people.
Without a doubt the most important and acclaimed ‘eat the rich’ film of recent years, the Academy Award-winning Parasite is a sinister portrait of the modern-day wealth gap.
The Act of Killing (2012)
Country Denmark, Finland, Germany
Director Christine Cynn
Children of Heaven (1997)
Director Majid Majidi
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Director Cristi Puiu
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Country United States
Director Boots Riley
Country Czech Republic, Korea, South Korea
Director Bong Joon-ho
Director Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
First Cow (2020)
Country United States
Director Kelly Reichardt
Triangle Of Sadness (2022)
Country Denmark, France, Germany
Director Ruben Östlund
Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
A smash-and-grab filmmaker of the 1960s, Jean-Luc Godard ended his significant decade-long reign in arthouse cinema almost as quickly as he’d started it, creating one of his finest films in the form of 1967’s Weekend. Colourful and politically charged, the director’s quirky flick followed a Parisian couple who leave on a weekend trip across the French countryside to collect an inheritance, only to witness the greed and over-consumption of the bourgeoisie.
Whilst crammed with innovative cinematic techniques, the film is best known for its eccentric take on modern capitalism, using surrealism to pick apart its absurdity and expose its disparity. The whole thing is a fitting comic farce.