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2023, Documentary, 92'/52'

Director: Piet Baumgartner

In co-production with SRF/RTS, NDR and SWR

World Sales: Autlook

Swiss distribution: Filmcoopi

Release CH: 2 November 2023

Festivals (selection):

Zurich Film Festival 2023, Focus Competition

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Luminous

They are the world’s next CEOs: students of the master‘s program ‚Strategy and International Management‘ at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Those who succeed here are practically already part of the future business elite - like Feifei, Sara, Tobias, Frederic and David. Over the course of seven years, „The Driven Ones“ accompanies the five young men and women, who come from very  different countries, from their studies to the first years of their careers. They have different backgrounds, dreams and values. But they all have the same goal: professional success as quickly as possible. The five, who are disarmingly outspoken, are willing to make  sacrifices, to subordinate their personal lives to professional advancement. They experience exhilarating triumphs as well as bitter defeats - and repeatedly question many things...

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