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11 October 2007 (Czech Republic) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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A Film That Should Elicit A Response From The Viewer See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ekateryna Rak ... Olga
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
Petra Morzé ... Mutter Einfamilienhaus
Lisa Hubbauer ... Tochter Einfamilienhaus
Ronald Volny ... Aufsicht Reinigungsfrauen Geriatrie
Maria Hofstätter ... Schwester Maria
Georg Friedrich ... Pfleger Andi
Erich Finsches ... Herr Schlager
Gerhard Fuchs ... Alleinunterhalter Geriatrie
Margarete Schlamm ... Patientin Geriatrie
Sissy Nöster ... Patientin Geriatrie
Katharina Riedinger ... Patientin Geriatrie
Olga Macho ... Patientin Geriatrie
Magdalena Vorlaufert ... Patientin Geriatrie
Christine Ewal ... Patientin Geriatrie
Karoline Friedrich ... Patientin Geriatrie
Herta Sezemsky ... Patientin Geriatrie
Gertrude Strommer ... Patientin Geriatrie
Hans Buxbaum ... Patient Geriatrie
Josef Haller ... Patient Geriatrie
Walter Neukirch ... Patient Geriatrie
Karl Schandl ... Patient Geriatrie
Rudolf Schneider ... Patient Geriatrie
Nikolaus Tscholitsch ... Patient Geriatrie
Alexander Kato ... Patient Geriatrie
Paul Hofmann ... Paul
Peter Linduska ... Security Ausbilder
Marco Dobianer ... Securitytruppe
Serdar Caliskan ... Securitytruppe
Thomas Nash ... Securitytruppe
Harald Huschka ... Securitytruppe
Lukas Prusa ... Securitytruppe
Gerald Uwira ... Securitytruppe
Michael Komzak ... Securitytruppe
Christina York ... Pauls Freundin
Michael Thomas ... Pauls Stiefvater

Brigitte Kren ... Pauls Mutter
Ramazan Akpinar ... Türkenbande
Cemkaan Akbulut ... Türkenbande
Sinan Saridogan ... Türkenbande
Akin Öztürk ... Türkenbande
Martin Fiedler ... Schuldner
Alexander Sykora ... Schuldenentreiber
Dirk Stermann ... Job Coach Arbeitsamt
Miliza Jovic ... Frau am Arbeitsamt
Christofer Pucher ... Automatenhändler
Marta Totova ... Frau im Cafe in der Slowakei
Alexander Mroc ... Roma
Ján Horváth ... Roma
Dezider Hricko ... Roma
Jozef Balog ... Roma
Mária Mrocová ... Roma Girl
Nikola Mrocová ... Roma Girl
Diana ... Mädchen in der Disco
Anastasia Sergeyeva ... Prostituierte Hotelzimmer
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Directed by
Ulrich Seidl 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Veronika Franz 
Ulrich Seidl 

Produced by
Maxim Asadchiy .... line producer (as Maxim Asadchy)
Philippe Bober .... co-producer
Ulrich Seidl .... producer
Lucki Stipetic .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roman Gottwald 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman 
Wolfgang Thaler 
 
Film Editing by
Christof Schertenleib 
 
Production Design by
Andreas Donhauser 
Renate Martin 
 
Art Direction by
Alexandra Maringer 
Julia Oberndorfinger 
 
Costume Design by
Silvia Pernegger 
 
Makeup Department
Silvia Pernegger .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Max Linder .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Hoesl .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hubert Klausner .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ekkehart Baumung .... sound
Sebastian Heyser .... foley editor
Peter Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound designer
Sebastian Schmidt .... foley editor
 
Editorial Department
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailies
 
Other crew
Alexandra Maringer .... location scout
Louis Oellerer .... location manager
Elisabeth Zemann .... production coordinator
 

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141 min | South Korea:123 min
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48 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A Film That Should Elicit A Response From The Viewer, 2 November 2007
Author: scandojazzbuff from Thailand

No matter what you think about a film like Import/Export, you have to have some kind of reaction to it. It is an unsettling, bleak look at a couple of lives that the viewer will rarely think about unless confronted with in a film like this. The story takes place in both Ukraine and in Austria and focuses on 2 lives of very different people who share a similar circumstance of being at the end of the line in the place that they live in. Both seek change and their circumstances take very different shapes and fates but share a similar intention, to find a better life.

The director and writer give us little hope in their depiction of these 2 lives and how their environments constantly conspire to either keep them down or challenge their will to survive and change. It is a story at once about Eastern Europe and a story about the world's 'lower classes' and their monumental struggle against inertia and their past. It is a movie filled with images, humor, highs and lows, and, graphic scenes of sexual play that all add to the base quality of the human experience that exists not only in Eastern Europe, but, many place in the world today. Human beings have created incredible technology and yet there is still so much ignorance, cruelty, and, general meanness in the world. A rough film told with a keen eye toward a subtle message.

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