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Models (1999)

Four models share their life experience.

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Ulrich Seidl

Writer:

Ulrich Seidl
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viviane Bartsch Viviane Bartsch ... Vivian (as Vivian Bartsch)
Tanja Petrovsky Tanja Petrovsky ... Tanja
Lisa Grossmann Lisa Grossmann ... Lisa
Elvyra Geyer Elvyra Geyer ... Elvyra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gernot Assinger Gernot Assinger ... Lover
Peter Baumann Peter Baumann
Michael Dürr Michael Dürr ... Photographer
Alex Greinecker Alex Greinecker ... Lover
Andreas Herrmann Andreas Herrmann ... Photographer
Werner Hotzy Werner Hotzy ... Werner, Vivian's friend
Oliver Jysta Oliver Jysta ... Lover
Oliver Ottenschläger Oliver Ottenschläger ... Oliver
Claudia Walcher Claudia Walcher
Julia Zeiringer Julia Zeiringer
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Four models share their life experience.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Modela See more »

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MR Filmproduktion See more »
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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What is Seidl trying to say?
7 December 2002 | by hofnarrSee all my reviews

A cinema friend of mine and I were chatting after seeing this film - we'd previously seen ANIMAL LOVE, DOG DAYS and LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED. My friend commented that he got the feeling Seidl didn't like his subjects very much.

I guess that MODELS (1999) makes that point better than DOG DAYS (2001) - some of the people in the latter are likeable, and in the earlier 1992 film LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED, quite a few of the people were rather amiable. I don't know what might have happened to Ulrich Seidl from 1992 to 1995 when ANIMAL LOVE came out, but although the characters in MODELS might be complex and perhaps even interesting, they aren't very likeable at all - not that that need to be, and maybe that's part of Seidl's point(s). If the film is "written & directed", it's not really a documentary, is it? It's a little more difficult to tell in MODELS how much of it is real and how much is being torqued up from whatever "reality" there is - and reality is never quite the same for two different people. Is that a point? Dunno. But if Philip K. Dick was still around these two could certainly whip up some interesting dsytopias.


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