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Museum Hours (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 September 2013 (UK)
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When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

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Jem Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Margaret O'Hara Mary Margaret O'Hara ... Anne
Bobby Sommer Bobby Sommer ... Johann
Ela Piplits Ela Piplits ... Gerda - Visiting Lecturer
Marcus O'Hara Marcus O'Hara ... Bruegel Tour Group
Deborah Gzesh Deborah Gzesh ... Bruegel Tour Group
Marco Calamita Marco Calamita ... Bruegel Tour Group
Nina Calamita Nina Calamita ... Bruegel Tour Group
Sigrid Mölg Sigrid Mölg ... Bruegel Tour Group
Evelyne Egerer Evelyne Egerer ... Bruegel Tour Group
Gerda Hartl Gerda Hartl ... Museum Visitor
Ivo Hunek Ivo Hunek ... Museum Visitor
Anna Maria Innerhofer Anna Maria Innerhofer ... Museum Visitor
Anna Nowak Anna Nowak ... Museum Visitor
Michaela Buchegger Michaela Buchegger ... Museum Visitor
Hellmut Goebl Hellmut Goebl ... Museum Visitor
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Storyline

In the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, Johann is a security guard who finds a special quiet magic there. One day, a Canadian woman arrives to visit to the city, and the two strike up a friendship through their appreciation of art. That relationship helps put all the other goings-on at the museum and in the city in perspective, as Johann observes and participates in them in a world where art can say so much more than a casual visitor might know. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A fresh way of seeing.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Austria | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Godziny otwarcia See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,435, 30 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,725, 7 July 2013
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1.78 : 1
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Johann: There's one with a dog at the bottom of the picture and even the dog looks a bit embarrassed.
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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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Never, No
Written and Performed by Mary Margaret O'Hara
Yet Courier Music
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We Are All Subjects in a Painting by Pieter Bruegel
3 August 2014 | by GeneSiskelSee all my reviews

This is a mostly plot less, mostly reflective, semi-serious, semi-whimsical movie with the tone of a PBS documentary. It is a lot like a landscape painting. It will work best for photographers, lovers of photography and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, museum goers who routinely rent audio guides, and anyone else predisposed to view the condition of humans in the 21st century as alternately harsh and exuberant (or punctuated by esthetic surprises), hemmed in by the state, and leading inevitably to the grave. Have a good life.

A woman from Montreal, in Vienna to visit a hospitalized childhood friend, meets a taciturn guard at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and together they take in the city and its inhabitants, which together become a reflection of the art housed in the museum.

"Museum Hours" is a bit ponderous at times but rarely slow.


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