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Im Keller (2014)

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


Ulrich Seidl


Veronika Franz (idea & concept), Ulrich Seidl (idea & concept)
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Cast overview:
Fritz Lang Fritz Lang ... Himself
Alfreda Klebinger Alfreda Klebinger ... Herself
Manfred Ellinger Manfred Ellinger ... Himself
Inge Ellinger Inge Ellinger ... Herself
Josef Ochs Josef Ochs ... Himself
Alessa Duchek Alessa Duchek ... Herself
Gerald Duchek Gerald Duchek ... Himself
Cora Kitty Cora Kitty ... Herself
Peter Vokurek Peter Vokurek ... Himself
Walter Holzer Walter Holzer ... Himself


A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.

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Austria | Germany



Release Date:

26 September 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

A pince See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$748, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,387, 6 December 2015
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In Spain was only released in 10 copies/11 theaters. Released only in subtitled version. See more »


Engelsgesang / Zpev andelu
written by Emil Stolc
performed by Josef Ochs and Comrades
© 1963/1991 by Johann Kliment KG Vienna
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It ruined my fantasy!
22 January 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'IN THE BASEMENT': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

An Austrian documentary flick; about people, hanging out in their basements, and giving into very perverse obsessions (and demented fetishes). The movie was directed by Ulrich Seidl, and it was written by Seidl and Veronika Franz. I had a chance to see it at at the OSU International Film Festival (at the Darkside Cinema, in Corvallis, OR), but I missed it. I instead recently caught it on Netflix; and I almost wish I hadn't.

The film starts out somewhat normal; as it just follows odd people around, doing strange things in their basements. As it goes on, though, the documentary gets weirder and weirder. I wanted to stop watching it, several times, but persisted (so I could do this review). It's only 82 minutes long, but it seems a lot longer (and it's a very painful 82 minutes)!

The movie is one of those films, I really wish I could unwatch. It's one of the most disturbing experiences, I've ever had (watching a film of any kind); and I love movies! I also thought I liked domineering women (and femdom fantasy), but I realize (after watching this documentary), that the real thing is definitely not for me (maybe just in role-play). Which is another reason I wish I could 'unwatch' this movie; it ruined my fantasy for me (at least for the time being)! It's well made, and serves it's purpose 'very effectively' though; at being a completely 'F'd up' film!

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