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Nice Suicide

The Munich-based suicide agency "Nice Suicide Ltd & Co." has dedicated itself to fighting world-weariness, overpopulation and cash shortages in its very own way. "Your light at the end of the tunnel" is the company's statement of competence.

In the style of a documentary fiction, the agency's way of working is satirically scrutinized. The cynical managing director, politicians of all colors, the potential customers and also critics have their say. Suicide, staged according to individual wishes, is celebrated as the solution to all problems, culminating in a dazzling musical showdown.

After a period of success, the company expands and even enters the stock market. But the "brilliant" business idea is caught up with reality sooner than expected ...

  • Mike Baran
    Holy Spirit
  • Mike Baran
    Holy Spirit
  • Don't Tell Mama e.V.
    Holy Spirit
  • Michael Foerster
    Key Cast
    "Anselm von Breune"
    Holy Spirit
  • Claudia Jacobacci
    Key Cast
    "Carmen Kohlmann"
    All I Never Wanted
  • Mike Baran
    Key Cast
    "Max Amberger"
    Holy Spirit
  • Andreas Haun
    Key Cast
    "Master of Ceremonies"
    Holy Spirit
  • Erika Fischer-Laughlin
    Key Cast
    "Rika Schmöller-Löhlein-Watebe"
    Holy Spirit
  • Tom Schuster
    Key Cast
    "Harry Sexshop/Dancer"
    Holy Spirit
  • Walter Zauner
    Key Cast
    "Sebastian Bürstl"
  • Erika Ceh
    Key Cast
    "Gabi Yilmaz-Mutzl"
  • Michaela Brandl de Lugo
    Key Cast
  • Nico Bui
    Key Cast
    "Tom Davis"
    Crossroads Revelation, The Midas Touch
  • Mani Gruber
    Key Cast
    "Hausmeister Stürzl"
    Holy Spirit
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  • Genres:
    Satire, Dark Comedy, Documentary Fiction
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 EUR
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Mike Baran

Mike Baran was born and raised in Munich. He studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences and philosophy at the LMU Munich. Even at a young age, he was on stage with the political cabaret group "Die Lampenputzer" (directed by Bruno Jonas).

Later he became an ensemble member of the revue cabaret "Blackout", where he was responsible for staging the programs. The successful group toured the German-speaking countries and had several television appearances.

This was followed by several years as managing director and creative director of an advertising agency. At the same time, Mike Baran directed various plays and musicals, which he wrote or adapted himself, e.g. "Lost Highway Show" based on the feature film by David Lynch, which was performed at the renowned Metropol Theater in Munich.

In 1997 Mike founded the non-profit association for the promotion of young art "Don't Tell Mama e.V.". In 2011, the association was expanded to include "Mama's Secrets Filmproduktion".

Theater: As Time Goes By, Rocky's Crazy Horror Show, Punch on Death Row, Songs & Crimes of Broadway, Lost Highway Show.

Movies: A Munich Nightmare (short film), Reincarnation (short film), Special Performance (short film) and Holy Spirit (feature film), which won many festival awards.

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Director Statement

Satire only works from the bottom to the top. The aim is to knock the gods off their thrones - only your own, of course, because you don't want to be a witch hunter! Breaking taboos and exaggerating are the means to this end, but in the race against reality, satire often loses out.