Category Archives: Ulrich Seidl

Exploiting the exploiter, and the viewer, in “Paradies: Liebe” [2012 Austria]

There’s something about Austrian directors and their fetishistic delight in dissecting human nature – to tear open layers of our civilised behaviour and scoop out the primeval muck. I’m clearly referring to Ulrich Seidl and his more celebrated compatriot … Continue reading

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Scenes from Ulrich Seidl’s “Hundstage” [2001 Austria]

Ulrich Seidl made this Austrian classic, “Hundstage” [Eng. Title: Dog Days] in 2001. His second full-length feature, it is an exquisite observation of suburban Austria during a hot summer’s weekend.
I don’t know where to start – the pure genius … Continue reading

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Ekateryna Rak and others in “Import/Export” [2007, Austria, France, Germany] BR720

Ulrich Seidl’s beautiful 2007 drama “Import/ Export” is a portrait of two lives – Olga, a Ukranian nurse who travels to Vienna to improve her life, and Paul, an ex security guard who accompanies his stepdad in the opposite … Continue reading

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