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Antares (2004)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 December 2004 (Austria)
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A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

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... Eva
... Tomasz
... Alfred
... Sonja
... Marco
Andreas Kiendl ... Alex
... Nicole
Xenia Ferchner ... Iris
Angelika Niedetzky ... Eva's Colleague (as Angelika Nidetzky)
Johannes Thanheiser ... Old Man in Hospital (as Hannes Thanheiser)
Silvio Szücs ... Taxi Driver
Sasica Jovic ... Cleaning Woman
Melanie Kocsan ... Iris' Friend
Stefan Stojetz ... Bellboy
Jay Lee ... Chambermaid
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A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable family life has a wild but almost-wordless extramarital affair with a fashion-conscious traveling salesman, who's obsessed with sex photos. An unstable young Austrian grocery checker lies to hold on to her philandering Yugoslavian boyfriend, claiming she's pregnant. Finally, a recent divorcée whose violent, ex-husband is a King of Denial intent on getting her back. Will the residents' fibs and moral failures save or destroy them ? Can the women safely express their fears ? Written by David Stevens

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Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor op.30
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by St Petersburg Phiharmonic Orchestra
Permission of Boosey and Hawkes
Composer Aleksandr Titov
Piano Aleksey Orloveckiy
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Antares is based on secrets and lies in the classic Austrian style, we know from directors Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl. Antares focuses on three women, whose paths cross in a building complex. A married nurse who has a lover that hardly speaks. The lover is only interested in sex and taking nude pictures of her. The sex and pictures are a tad explicit. The other is a young girl who is lying to her boyfriend that she is pregnant. The boyfriend is happy, but that does not stop him from sleeping with the third woman, a divorced woman who has problems getting rid of her ex-husband. The three destinies bond together in a refined way.


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