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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

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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Drama

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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
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nothing to do with comedy
8 August 2001 | by marineladSee all my reviews

Whose sick joke was to describe this film as a comedy? It is a drama, family drama or teenage drama that does not have anything with comedy. It is pretty dark film showing typical teenagers' ways of dealing with growing up, especially when they have no support, just punishment measures from their parents. Unfortunately, sometimes it ends up tragically


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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Dražesna Rita See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Dolby

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Color
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