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Hundstage (2001)

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... See full summary »

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Ulrich Seidl

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Hofstätter Maria Hofstätter ... die Autostopperin
Alfred Mrva Alfred Mrva ... der Mann für die Sicherheit
Erich Finsches Erich Finsches ... der alte Mann
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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,031, 1 September 2003
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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 Spass ohne Grenzen (1998) See more »

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It will reward people that are up to something strange & unique. Not for everybody
31 August 2002 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

This austrian film is rather slow-paced and deals with everyday life's madness. A collection of 6 parallel "stories" - more like incidents from the most miserable people'e everyday life. It deeply reminded me of Michael Haneke's "71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance" (1994), only this one is much more solid, more interesting and much more depressing.

Clearly, I film for the few people that can appreciate non-Hollywood event depiction and shooting and slow-pace at times. Certainly, not a pleasant experience this is a true original as films must be.


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