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Import Export (2007)

A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

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Ulrich Seidl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekateryna Rak Ekateryna Rak ... Olga
Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka ... Olgas Mutter
Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko ... Olgas Baby
Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov ... Olgas Bruder
Natalya Baranova Natalya Baranova ... Olgas Freundin in der Ukraine (as Natalija Baranova)
Miloslava Kubkova Miloslava Kubkova ... Web Sex Hausmeisterin
Katka Ackermannová Katka Ackermannová ... Web Sex Girl
Lucie Radlová Lucie Radlová ... Web Sex Girl
Zdenka Tothová Zdenka Tothová ... Web Sex Girl
Natalja Epureanu Natalja Epureanu ... Olgas Freundin in Österreich (as Natalia Epureanu)
Gerhard Komarek Gerhard Komarek ... Putzfirma Instruktor
Herta Wonesch Herta Wonesch ... Frau mit ausgestopftem Fuchs
Petra Morzé ... Mutter Einfamilienhaus
Lisa Hubbauer Lisa Hubbauer ... Tochter Einfamilienhaus
Ronald Volny Ronald Volny ... Aufsicht Reinigungsfrauen Geriatrie
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A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

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Austria | France | Germany

Language:

German | Russian | Slovak | Czech | English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Import/Export See more »

Filming Locations:

Krasnyi Luch, Ukraine See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Mutter Einfamilienhaus: [Olgais told that shes fired] I Don't have to tell you my reasons. I just change my mind. I can hire you and fire you. That's how it is in this country.
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Trinke Liebchen
Written by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss, Richard Genée (as Franz Friedrich Richard Genée),
Performed by Gerhard Fuchs
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Long and Pointless
29 December 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A nurse travels from the Ukraine to Vienna in search of employment while a couple of shiftless Austrian men make the reverse trip. The two stories are told in parallel but are not integrated, making it seem like two films spliced together because they happen to have the same settings. The main attraction here is the titillation suggested by the movie's poster, although it's not enough to sustain one's interest. The film moves at a very deliberate pace and, like its characters, wanders aimlessly. The filmmakers are trying to make a point here but it's not clear what that point is. And they take much too long to not make a point. The cinematography is nice.


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