Student / Rising Stars


11 min.


The Way Out

The Way Out

A man working at a warehouse finds his life to be pointless. One day a telemarketing presenter offers him a new life goal. He takes this opportunity, but his choice comes at a price he doesn't expect.

The main character is a young man who works at a warehouse. He is stuck in the monotony of his job and cannot find any joy in his life. One day, an accident happens at work: a box drops from a forklift and its contents - some designer lamps - scatter. After work, the man watches a telemarketing channel at home. The presenter is a handsome man glowing with happiness. He sits in an elegant living room, demonstrating the items for sale. The warehouse guy notices the lamp he had seen earlier at work. The next day when facing the same monotony of his life again he grabs a lamp and rushes home. He turns on the lamp and the TV as well. The telemarketing program is on again, but the presenter is missing. The man gets closer to his TV, touches the screen and suddenly finds himself in the broadcast. He is finally happy, until he notices a TV showing his room at home. He grabs the remote control and turns off the TV cutting himself off from his old life forever.

Director’s statement
In this film I want to present a man who suffers in life - not materialistically, but spiritually. He has almost everything our society can offer, yet he feels his life is pointless and monotonous. The moment he sees the world of a TV program, he realizes the difference. There is another way of living. Enjoy consumption, and your reward is eternal happiness! What's more, he spends his time at work surrounded by the props of this newly discovered life. The world around him has a unique atmosphere of non-places: geometric system of shelves at work and a catalog-like environment at home. A world made of metal, concrete and plastic. With this storyline, I don't want to suggest that finding happiness in a consuming lifestyle is a wrong choice. For me, it seems that it's the only choice left to us. Without being aware of any other way, I only suggest that becoming a consumer comes at a price. A man, by choosing it, loses his struggling, sad, empty, yet his most valuable, human part forever.

Country of production


Target audience

adults / young adults

Animation technique


Estimated budget

66 000 EUR

Stage of the project

In production

Looking for

Co-producer, Animation studio, Post-production studio, Animator(s)


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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