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Animal Love (1996)

Tierische Liebe (original title)
In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society, in which communication has never played such a significant role, man ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulrich Seidl

Writer:

Ulrich Seidl
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Credited cast:
Ernst Schönmann Ernst Schönmann ... The Man with the Dog
Franz Holzschuh Franz Holzschuh ... Beggar
Erich Wögerer Erich Wögerer ... Beggar
Fritzi Schmied Fritzi Schmied ... Released from prison
Gabi Tairi Gabi Tairi ... A Girlfriend with a Ferret
Christina Yildiz Christina Yildiz ... Divorcing with Pug
Franz Dolesch Franz Dolesch ... Divorcing with Pug
Gerti Zieger Gerti Zieger ... Deserted Wife
Renée Felden Renée Felden ... The Actress with the Husky (as Stefanie Renée Felden)
Peter Kristek Peter Kristek ... Lonely Man
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Herbert Scholz Herbert Scholz
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In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society, in which communication has never played such a significant role, man has become lonely. Disappointed by his fellow human beings, he turns to animals. Dogs and other domestic animals serve him as companions, life partners, cuddly objects and bedfellows. Written by Austrian Film Commission

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animal | dog | pet | love | interview | See All (6) »

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Referenced in That's Sexploitation! (2013) See more »

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Du darfst nicht weinen
Performed by Bernhard Brink
Written by Petrik / Gahlen
Hansa Musikprodktion GmbH
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Disturbing "documentary" from Austrian suburbia.
24 May 1999 | by MartinSaSee all my reviews

This is a "documentary" about isolation and despair, as a consequence of modern urbanization. The film portrays a series of sad fates, people who, in lack of human social networks, grow attached to their animal companions.

The film itself is both grotesque and sad, but at the same time visually stunning. It is a "must see" for all people committed to social change, social workers, teachers and students. It is a "must see" for all film enthusiasts, but as this film is quite shocking, I will not recommend it for the average audience.

This film is forbidden in Norway per 1997.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 August 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Lotus Film See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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