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Dog Days (2001)
"Hundstage" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 November 2001 (Italy)
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Hofstätter ...
die Autostopperin
Alfred Mrva ...
der Mann für die Sicherheit
Erich Finsches ...
der alte Mann
Gerti Lehner ...
die Haushälterin
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das junge Mädchen (as Franziska Weiß)
Rene Wanko ...
der Freund
Claudia Martini ...
die Ex-Ehefrau
Victor Rathbone ...
der Ex-Ehemann
Christian Bakonyi ...
der Masseur
Christine Jirku ...
die Lehrerin
Viktor Hennemann ...
der Liebhaber
Georg Friedrich ...
der Freund des Liebhabers
Ingeborg Wehofer ...
Car accident victim
Leopold Schlol ...
Car scratch victim
Silvia Piglmann ...
Car scratch victim
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife died long before on the search for some sexual entertainment live their lives while their lifelines cross from time to time. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Second in the poll for FIPRESCI GRAND PRIX OF THE YEAR 2002. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie in front of the supermarket the boom mic and the camera are reflected in a car window. See more »

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Follows Fun Without Limits (1998) See more »

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Not for anyone
29 January 2002 | by (Amsterdam,The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This film show peoples in the middle of the hottest 2 days in Austria. It shows people humiliating other peoples and being cruel to other peoples. It show the inability of people to communicate or talk with others.

In the screening I have attended people were leaving in the middle because they could no longer watch the film. And rightly so. Because the film is not and easy one to watch. It has a very depressing message and there isn't any moment of mercy in the film. It is a very cruel movie, not for everyone's taste. You can not speak of terms of enjoyment from this film. It grips you in your throat and never let go and in the end you simply feels breathless because of its intensity.

I can not "recommend" or "not recommend" this film. You should make your own mind based on what I have said earlier. Just be aware that this is not a regular film and it is not for everyone's taste.


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