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DOG DAYS (2001)

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• “Dark, probing, and truly disturbing, Seidl's astonishing feature debut explores angst, anomie, and alientaion in Vienna's upscale suburbs in visually audacious mode that goes beyond Todd Solondz and Todd Haynes.” EmmanuelLevy.com • “A remarkable, deeply disturbing work by a brilliant filmmaker.” Chicago Tribune • “Vibrantly inventive, aesthetically rigorous, sardonic and occasionally quite brilliant.” Variety


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Catalogue No. ACC0110
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723001100
DVD Release Date 22 Jan 2009
Director Ulrich Seidl
Producer Phillippe Bober, Helmut Grasser
Cast Maria Hofstatter, Alfred Mrva
Genre Drama
Rating R 18+ (Actual sexual activity , High level violence)
Run Time 120 min
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language German
Special Features - Director's Interview - Theatrical Trailer
Quotes • “Dark, probing, and truly disturbing, Seidl's astonishing feature debut explores angst, anomie, and alientaion in Vienna's upscale suburbs in visually audacious mode that goes beyond Todd Solondz and Todd Haynes.” EmmanuelLevy.com • “A remarkable, deeply disturbing work by a brilliant filmmaker.” Chicago Tribune • “Vibrantly inventive, aesthetically rigorous, sardonic and occasionally quite brilliant.” Variety
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Synopsis
Famed for his controversial documentaries, Ulrich Seidl makes his first fiction film with this impassioned attack on the banality and emptiness of modern suburban life. Using a documentary shooting style and mostly non-actors, Seidl weaves together a series of vignette story lines into a tapestry of loneliness and quiet desperation. A retired old man obsesses over meaningless information in life -- the weight of his groceries, and noise level of the neighborhood. A faded beauty queen's devotion to her boyfriend ends after an ugly night at the discotheque. A couple who has long since divorced though still lives under the same roof engages in a psychological war of attrition, trying to force the other into moving out the house. A young teacher's date with her boyfriend turns unexpectedly into a drunken orgy. This film won the prestigious Grand Special Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.
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