Ulrich Seidls follow wealthy tourists going on safari to kill often endangered species. Some determinedly searching for trophies, others to enjoy. Even if every prey comes at a price., they...
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »
Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.
In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society, in which communication has never played such a significant role, man ... See full summary »
In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »
This is a film about the 'students ball' in Horn, the little Austrian town Seidl grew up. The movie portraits the young débutantes as well as the local notables, all of them eagerly involved in maintaining the stiff and stifling ritual.
A found footage film set in the South African wild, where animals and poachers rule. A Young Zulu girl, Mbali, meets an American tourist group on safari. The group enter uncharted hunting ... See full summary »
Ulrich Seidls follow wealthy tourists going on safari to kill often endangered species. Some determinedly searching for trophies, others to enjoy. Even if every prey comes at a price., they always find a way to legitimize their own actions.Written by
I have always been a big fan of the work of Seidl. Seen most of his work and it always brought a big smile on my face, even when the subject was not so funny. Seidl's work has a clear signature, a lot of his images are styled. After seeing this documentary at the International Filmfestical Of Rotterdam it felt as too much fiction in a non fiction very sad story about hunters. It's a matter of taste you can argue about. But what me stroke after my dislike is that it suddenly felt as a conceptual trick which he is repeating over and over again. It brings him success that's for sure, but he lost my respect with his provoking appeal of a group of people with a disturb way of thinking. In my eyes it had nothing to do with objectivity but with a form of repeating art.
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