BEEF

By Tommy NIESSNER

EAST END FILM - as PROD

Comedy - Development 2014

The struggle for social freedom of a society begins as a young woman realizes that tenacity, total commitment, plus enormous amounts of Beef-Burgers can topple any totalitarian regime.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Science-fiction, First film
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tommy NIESSNER
    • Writer(s)
    • Florian HASSLER, Melanie CREAMER
    • Producer(s)
    • Elaine NIESSNER (East End Film), Patrick CREAMER (Revelation Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • Stella is incensed: Her government camouflages a plethora of restrictive laws, as new governmental health measures aimed at solving the country's health issues.
      The ruthless Dr. Brinkmann wants to ensure his election by making a pact with the Health Insurance Lobby: In return for the financing of his campaign he promises to outlaw all fast-food consumption. As the main cause of obesity, fast food consumption represents the Health Insurance's biggest single cost factor.
      Stella watches helplessly as the power crazed Brinkmann and his close ally, the fanatic Security Minister Dr. Argus, begin to turn the country into an authoritarian state, characterized by surveillance and prohibition.
      Together with several of her friends she joins a rebellious group called the RKF (Red Ketchup Faktion), surreptitiously supplying the nation's citizens with the salt and grease bliss of burgers and fries. A dangerous endeavor that leads them deep into the underworld. Their first major campaign soon turns into disaster, as Stella's friends Randy and Susan are both caught and arrested.
      Stella is devastated by this, and feels guilty over her friend's demise. But rather than giving up, she transforms herself into a new icon, Burger-Queen "Elle Capone" and leads the RKF to dizzying heights of popularity.
      She realizes what a powerful weapon it may be in fighting the totalitarian transformation of her government, forcing Brinkmann and Argus to react as the situation escalates into a major conflict, soon to be referred to as the "Burger-War".
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