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Dog Days (2001)

Hundstage (original title)
In the tomb-like quiet of their ranch-style purgatory, a divorced husband and wife fight a wordless war while mourning an unspeakable mutual loss. A sadistic lover's ritual humiliation spawns both tenderness and revenge.

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Ulrich Seidl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Hofstätter ... Anna / die Autostopperin / the hitchhiker
Alfred Mrva Alfred Mrva ... Der Mann für die Sicherheit / Alarm Salesman
Erich Finsches Erich Finsches ... Der alte Mann / The old man
Gerti Lehner Gerti Lehner ... die Haushälterin / the housekeeper
Franziska Weisz ... das junge Mädchen / the young girl (as Franziska Weiß)
Rene Wanko Rene Wanko ... der Freund des jungen Mädchens / young girl's boyfriend
Claudia Martini Claudia Martini ... Georgos Ex-Frau / Georgos' ex-wife
Victor Rathbone Victor Rathbone ... Georgos / Ex-Ehemann / the ex-husband
Christian Bakonyi Christian Bakonyi ... der Masseur / the masseur
Christine Jirku Christine Jirku ... die Lehrerin / the teacher
Viktor Hennemann Viktor Hennemann ... Wicker / der Liebhaber der Lehrerin / teacher's lover
Georg Friedrich ... Lucky / Wickers Freund / Wicker's friend
Ingeborg Wehofer Ingeborg Wehofer ... Car accident victim
Leopold Schlol Leopold Schlol ... Car scratch victim
Silvia Piglmann Silvia Piglmann ... Car scratch victim
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Storyline

In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife died long before on the search for some sexual entertainment live their lives while their lifelines cross from time to time. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some disturbing behavior/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dog Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,267, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$13,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$545,117
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second in the poll for FIPRESCI GRAND PRIX OF THE YEAR 2002. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie in front of the supermarket the boom mic and the camera are reflected in a car window. See more »

Connections

Follows Fun Without Limits (1998) See more »

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another day in dullsville
14 December 2004 | by zombiezenSee all my reviews

I rented this (the uncut version with hardcore scenes intact) with the thought that it might offer some insight into the daily lives of the people of this suburban neighborhood. I found instead just rather pointless montages of bland characters without any rhyme or reason. It's acted nicely and there is nothing technically wrong with the film it just isn't interesting really. We wander from one scene to another some brutal and vile and some just dull. I'm not sure what the director was trying to go for but short cuts or magnolia its not. I did not feel disgusted really but just disappointed in the lack of purpose the film had.


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