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Hundstage/Dog Days / Dog Days

Ulrich Seidl
Austria
Synopsis
Synopsis
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It?s a stifling hot weekend in the suburbs of Vienna, somewhere between the autobahn, the hypermarkets and the new housing estates. During these dog days of summer, six interwoven stories unfold, revealing a world of disillusionment and lonely souls. In these hours of listlessness and melancholy the characters give in to the sun in shorts and bikinis. The nights become fuelled with alcohol, sex and music. With no respite from the oppressive heat, tension gradually builds and the atmosphere fills with aggression, fury and contained violence; it?s only a matter of time before everything explodes. A look into a vulnerable, intimate and harsh world.
Director
Ulrich Seidl
Screenplay
Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl
Photography
Wolfgang Thaler
Edition
Christof Schertenleib, Andrea Wagner
Cast
Maria Hofstätter, Alfred Mrva, Erich Finsches, Gerti Lehner, Franziska Weiss
Running Time
125 m.
Country
Austria
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