Only the Best
The biggest mistake you can make is to consider something is perfect. There’s always room for improvement.«
– Quality Assurance Manager Sebastian
Two dog breeders, two tomato growers, one ballerina from the Ballett Dortmund and a quality assurance manager are all in pursuit of perfection. For them, it is a matter of course to always want to get better. But where is this pursuit for the best results leading? What does perfection mean to individuals and to society as a whole?
We watch the quality assurance manager trying to optimise almost perfect work processes in his company. The ballerina struggles with iron discipline to achieve maximum physical fitness. The two dog breeders try to breed the perfect Dalmatian with the help of blood and hearing tests. The tomato growers submit to the trade’s quality requirements to produce the perfect tomato: red, round and all the same size.
Director Kim Münster asks where our systematic endeavours to be efficient are taking us. The film’s protagonists come from Dortmund and other towns in North Rhine-Westphalia.
In cooperation with Fachhochschule Dortmund
Kim Münster, born 1982 in Dusseldorf, studied at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, majoring in camera techniques, from 2005 to 2013. Since 2008, she has worked as a freelance film-maker and freelance member of a Wuppertal-based DVD rental and distribution project. She has been the first president of the Vollbild für Film- und Medienkunst association in Wuppertal since 2010. In 2012, she founded the film production company Redsheep GbR with Oliver Great Wörth which specialises in unusual documentaries. Only the Best is her graduation film.
Films by Kim Münster
Coming and Going 2013 | Points of View 2013 | Bin ich schön 2012 | Was glaubst Du? Junge Hindus 2011 | Nächstes Jahr wird’s besser 2011 | Frau macht 2011 | Wie schön, dass Du geboren bist 2010 | Das war dann einfach so! 2009 | Björn und Janina 2009 | Mein Freund 2008