The “Associated Problems” screenplay sees Frank Dover, a chef and restaurateur who has been running his restaurant in Toulouse, France, for many years. His restaurant was once successful and popular, but in 1992, the economy took a downturn, and the changing seasons affected his business. His restaurant has been struggling to attract customers, and he is facing financial difficulties.
Frank is a hardworking man who has dedicated his life to his restaurant, and the thought of losing it fills him with despair. He is trying his best to keep it afloat, but the mounting pressure is taking a toll on him.
One night, three men come to his restaurant and perceive it as a bustling eatery, despite the situation being far from its normal customer flow. They see an opportunity to take advantage of Frank’s desperation and plot to steal from him. These men might be outsiders or people from Frank’s past who hold a grudge against him.
- SQÜRL – Magic Hour
- Funki Porcini – A Serious Understanding of the Gearbox
- Trigg & Gusset – Last Known Spy
- MIKE DEAN – THE SIXTH OR SEVENTH DAY
- William Basinski – Tear Vial
- Ocoeur – Glow
- Anoushka Shankar – Dissolving Boundaries
- Pink Sweat$ featuring 6LACK – Midnight River
- Josin – The Bottom Line – Live From Home
- Black Chamber – Other Days
- The Gentleman Losers – There Will Come Soft Rains
- Christian Löffler – Pastoral
- Zamilska – Fragile
- Holger Czukay – Longing for Daydreams
- GAS – Königsforst 5
- Fire! Orchestra – Blue Crystal Fire
- Lauren Auder – in god’s childlike hands
- Kiasmos – Blurred – Sven Helbig Rework
- E.VAX – Karst
- Jamie Isaac – Made
- MJ Cole – Cathedral
- Cobra Man – Welcome to Earth
- The Radiophonic Workshop – The Stranger’s House
- Seefeel – Rough For Radio – Peel Session
- Burial – Upstairs Flat
- Truth Enola – Voicestress
- Fat Boys – Can You Feel It
- Styn – White Tea
- David Darling – Indiana Indian
- The Glitch Mob – Animus Vox – Ambient Version
- Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark
- Michael Giacchino – The Batman
The inspiration for “Associated Problems” came from real-life experiences of restaurant owners struggling to keep their businesses alive or from stories of crime and theft in the hospitality industry. The film explores themes of desperation, betrayal, and the lengths people go to in order to survive. It also sheds light on the vulnerability of small business owners and the importance of community support in times of crisis.
You can learn more about the Broken English production of Associated Problems by clicking the underlined link.