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German (Germany)

The games of the game show ‘Never become nervous’, first broadcast on West German television in 1960, were developed by American psychiatrists. When then game show host Joachim Fuchsberger is asked years later in a talk show, ‘And how many patients were watching you?’ he answers: ‘One crazy, mentally disordered nation.’ Why were the Germans, or more precisely, the West Germans, a mentally disordered nation then? A film about funny and serious games, therapies of re- and self-re-education as well as the history of ideas of the permanent revolution. The cast: directors and producers of game shows, psychiatrists, anthropologists and paranoiacs of every description.