A Conventional Commodity Julius Thissen

Julius Thissen, A Conventional Commodity, 2018

The film A Conventional Commodity explores the stereotype of the Western businessman, the self-made man.

In Western pop culture, this man is often portrayed as a stately and independent macho, a hypothermic authority. In the same pop culture, we see few images of men embracing, comforting or making themselves vulnerable.

In this film, Thissen asks the question; isn't the so-called autonomous businessman an interchangeable part in a larger capitalist machine? Can male vulnerability and intimacy break this mold?

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