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Title:
Hundstage Dog days
Author:
Bober, Philippe.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Distributed by Kino on Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Through six intertwined narratives, Austrian director Ulrich Seidel weaves together extravagantly sordid tales of everyday people in suburban Austria during a heat wave.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: interview with director Ulrich Seidl; theatrical trailer.
Language:
German
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some disturbing behavior/violence.
UPC:
738329034627
Format :
DVD

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Famed for his controversial documentaries Models and Animal Love, 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 Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi