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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 ...
The hitchhiker
Alfred Mrva ...
Security Guard
Erich Finsches ...
Old Man
Gerti Lehner ...
Housekeeper
Franziska Weisz ...
Young Girl
Rene Wanko ...
Friend
Claudia Martini ...
The Ex-Wife
Victor Rathbone ...
The Ex-Husband
Christian Bakonyi ...
Masseur
Christine Jirku ...
Teacher
Viktor Hennemann ...
The Lover
Georg Friedrich ...
The Lover's Friend
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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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some disturbing behavior/violence | See all certifications »

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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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Referenced in Free Radicals (2003) See more »

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It will reward people that are up to something strange & unique. Not for everybody
31 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This austrian film is rather slow-paced and deals with everyday life's madness. A collection of 6 parallel "stories" - more like incidents from the most miserable people'e everyday life. It deeply reminded me of Michael Haneke's "71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance" (1994), only this one is much more solid, more interesting and much more depressing.

Clearly, I film for the few people that can appreciate non-Hollywood event depiction and shooting and slow-pace at times. Certainly, not a pleasant experience this is a true original as films must be.


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