Outside the Box

Outside the Box

Philip Koch, 2014
Synopsis

Frederick Schopner, a young management consultant, has been invited to participate in a special kind of teambuilding event: he and his colleagues will be chased across an outdoor obstacle course by a bellicose drill-sergeant while being analysed and assessed on leadership qualities and their capacity for teamwork via HR's video surveillance. A new kind of assessment centre! Special highlight: the company has hired two over-the-hill actors, Italian couple Lex and Suzy, to kidnap the consultants with unloaded weapons, keep them hostage, and to demand a high ransom from the company. A realistic role play with fun factor - and an in-depth analysis of potential by the human resources department all at the same time. But things don't go according to plan: the highly indebted actors find the makebelief scenario so convincing that they decide to put the plan into action for real and to hold the consultants hostage using real weapons!

Production details
Director: Philip Koch
Writer: Philip Koch, Anna Schneider
Genre: Comedy
Production company: Walker + Worm Film GmbH (DE)
Funding type: Production
Funding sum: 400000 €
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