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Lovely Rita (2001)

Rita is an outcast teenager in suburban Austria, misunderstood both at school and at home. When Rita sets out to seduce her school bus driver, she sets in motion a series of events that changes everyone's lives irrevocably.

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Jessica Hausner

Writer:

Jessica Hausner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Osika Barbara Osika ... Rita
Christoph Bauer Christoph Bauer ... Fexi
Peter Fiala Peter Fiala ... Bus driver
Wolfgang Kostal Wolfgang Kostal ... Rita's father
Karina Brandlmayer Karina Brandlmayer ... Rita's mother
Gabriele Wurm Bauer Gabriele Wurm Bauer ... Fexi's mother
Harald Urban Harald Urban ... Fexi's father
Felix Eisier Felix Eisier ... Fexi's brother
Agnes Napieralska Agnes Napieralska ... Rita's sister
Rene Wanko Rene Wanko ... Rita's brother-in-law
Marcia Knoppel Marcia Knoppel ... Rita's niece
Ursula Pucher Ursula Pucher ... Teacher
Lili Schageri Lili Schageri ... Alex
Frau Urban Frau Urban ... Alex's mother
Bettina Grossinger Bettina Grossinger ... Colleague
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Rita is an outcast teenager in suburban Austria, misunderstood both at school, where she's disdained by classmates, and at home, where her staunchly religious mother and temperamental father bemoan her inability to fit in with their comfortable bourgeois life. When Rita sets out to seduce her school bus driver, she sets in motion a series of events that changes everyone's lives irrevocably. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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although just 80 minutes long, it seems to never stop
29 October 2001 | by beowulf222See all my reviews

this movie wants to show the fake facade of a Catholic, bourgeois family, and it does so by boring the user for 80 full minutes.

shaky camera, bad lightening, strange doings by the characters. everything feels acted and not real.


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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Édes Rita See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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