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Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 September 2014 (Austria)
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A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.

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Fritz Lang ... Himself
Alfreda Klebinger ... Herself
Manfred Ellinger ... Himself
Inge Ellinger ... Herself
Josef Ochs ... Himself
Alessa Duchek ... Herself
Gerald Duchek ... Himself
Cora Kitty ... Herself
Peter Vokurek ... Himself
Walter Holzer ... Himself
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$748, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

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$3,387, 6 December 2015
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Hei, ihr Ganschen, hei / Haj, Husicky, hay!
written by Alois Cuma
performed by Josef Ochs and the Music Society of Bismarck-Gottlesdorf
© 1959/1961 by Johann Kliment KG Vienna
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The Edge of Reality
29 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you aren't familiar with Ulrich Seidl's work than this may not be the film you should start with. I am a big fan of course, so I may be biased.

What I love about his work is probably what many people don't like. You're never too sure if what he is showing is reality or something he created. Some of his films are real documentary and some of them are fiction. But which is which? They all feel similar and all have a similar tone. They are psychological and deep, they leave you wondering about different life situations (Bukowski fans take note).

"Wonder", this was the original intent of cinema, to leave an audience wondering. But a simple Buster Keaton film won't do the trick anymore and if CGI and explosions are your thing, Seidl won't be your thing either.

This brings us to the "actors" and this is where Seidl is making art. No big name actors, not even expensive actors, but the reality is there, it sucks you in piece by piece. Where does he find these people? That alone is an incredible talent, if they aren't actors in the traditional sense of the word. Each one is a deep character unto themselves. Are they actors or are they real people? You'll get dizzy thinking about it.

I recommend starting with "Import / Export" or "Models", then you'll know if Seidl is your thing. If you have a hard time with some of the off-beat realities of real life, or a hard life, you should look elsewhere. It's not horror, but is a bit of shock.

I'm grateful for Seidl because very little cinema moves me anymore in the way that he does. I hope he never stops.

This is art house cinema for the modern age folks.

8 out of 10 stars plus another because it's Seidl.


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