A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekateryna Rak ...
Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka ...
Olgas Mutter
Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko ...
Olgas Baby
Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov ...
Olgas Bruder
Natalya Baranova ...
Olgas Freundin in der Ukraine (as Natalija Baranova)
Miloslava Kubkova ...
Web Sex Hausmeisterin
Katka Ackermannová ...
Web Sex Girl
Lucie Radlová ...
Web Sex Girl
Zdenka Tothová ...
Web Sex Girl
Natalja Epureanu ...
Olgas Freundin in Österreich (as Natalia Epureanu)
Gerhard Komarek ...
Putzfirma Instruktor
Herta Wonesch ...
Frau mit ausgestopftem Fuchs
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Mutter Einfamilienhaus
Lisa Hubbauer ...
Tochter Einfamilienhaus
Ronald Volny ...
Aufsicht Reinigungsfrauen Geriatrie
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A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

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Mutter Einfamilienhaus: [Olgais told that shes fired] I Don't have to tell you my reasons. I just change my mind. I can hire you and fire you. That's how it is in this country.
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Featured in Metropolis: Cannes 2007 - Special (2007) See more »

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Serdtse
Written by (Dunajewskij / W. Lebedjew-Kumatsch)
Performed by Pjotr Leschenko
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Another Seidl Downer
11 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another bizarre entry from German director Ulrich Seidl, whose previous effort, Hundstage, made me question his sanity for producing it and, and mine for watching it. I gave him another shot with Import Export and I am still bewildered by Mr. Seidl.

Olga, a Ukranian nurse who lives with her mother and child, struggles with money and turns to internet pornography for extra cash. She poses nude for a camera and takes requests from men calling in and paying for a sexual performance.

She moves to Vienna to live and work for a wealthy family. She is fired for being suspected of theft and she then gets a job as a cleaner at a senior care hospital and falls for one of the patients, Erich, who promises to marry her, but dies

An Austrian man named Paul lives with his mother and stepfather and dog named Caesar, and practices martial arts. He works as a security guard, but gets fired after being handcuffed and stripped naked by a gang of Turks. His girlfriend leaves him and he travels with his stepfather, Michael, to the Ukraine to install video gambling machines. They stop in Slovakia and look for prostitutes in a Roma neighborhood. Again, Seidl ends the movie ambiguously. He is 0 for 2 in my opinion, and I will bypass any more of his work.


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