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In the Basement (2014)

Im Keller (original title)
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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26 September 2014 (Austria) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$748, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,387, 6 December 2015
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Seemann (deine Heimat ist das Meer)
written by Werner Scharfenberger
performed by Josef Ochs
Originally published by: Ed. Cadenza, Schneider Hermann Buhnen-Music Society KG, with kind permission of Vienna / courtesy of Warner Chappel Music publishing company mbH
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Strictly "Bottom-Of-The-Barrel" Entertainment
15 February 2017 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

When it comes to "In The Basement" - If Austrian director, Ulrich Seidl was actually trying to prove to the viewer that his fellow citizens were, indeed, all a bunch of imbeciles, then, yes, he certainly achieved his desired goal, commendably.

I mean, had even one of these certified kooks been shown doing something inspiring, or interesting, or worth remembering down in their basements, then I wouldn't have formed such a negative perspective of Austrian people, as a whole, while watching this documentary.

But Seidl sure put these people in an unfavourable and dislikable light.

And, on top of that - I can't believe that these apparently "regular citizens" actually agreed to expose their stupid side to the general public, as they did..... Like, if their neighbours didn't already know about the nonsense that went on in these peoples' basements - Well - They certainly do now.

To be honest here - Since this wasn't a "hidden camera" production, and since these people knew that all this "odd" activity of theirs was being filmed - I think that, for the most part, all of this quirkiness was, in fact, pretty much staged for effect and overall shock-value.

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