Pensioners Inc.

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This film is available in English and German.

The average age of the employees at the Vita Needle Company, a needle and tubing factory near Boston, is an amazing 74 years.
The Boss Frederik Hartmann swears by his 35 working pensioners. In just five years they helped to increase companies sales by 100 percent!

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This film is available in English and German.

The average age of employees at the Vita Needle Company - a needle and tubing factory near Boston - is an amazing 74 years. Anyone who can make it up the front steps gets hired.
Employees Mary, Marion, Paul, Tom, Ann and Rosa are all aged between 75 and 95. In their previous lives, they were engineers, nurses, bakers and waiters. Now, they’ve decided against spending their sunset years bored, lonely and inactive. At Vita Needle, they’ve come together and found a new home – and the security of a job for life.
Not only that, but they’re busy confounding stereotypes about retirement and old age. In the space of five years, they’ve secured a 100% increase in profits for the company. It’s unsurprising, then, that boss Frederik Hartmann is delighted with his elderly employees.
In touching and endearing interviews, the workers at the Vita Needle Company reveal their newfound sense of self-confidence. Full of joy and energy, they describe how happy they are in their community, and talk about the dream they all share: to carry on climbing the steps to the production hall for as long as possible!

"What Verhaag records is the story of Vita Needle’s operating mode: workers are not laid off, nor are they forced to retire. Sometimes as a witness his camera allows us to get know the testimony of the people working there, and other times it allows us to see even the smallest details of the manufacturing process." (Oscar Ranzani, Pagina 12)

"The documentary film-maker makes it clear that this type of factory is an oasis in the heart of capitalism." (Oscar Ranzani, Pagina 12)

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Length
52 min
Available languages
English/German
Year
2008
FSK
suitable for all ages
ISBN
978-3-935573-26-9

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