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.
Main character of this movie is Rene Rupnik, a former math teacher. He is forty years old and lives together with his mother in a desolate block of flats. Ever since his early youth women ... 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
Austrian writer-director Ulrich Seidl has made a name in the festival circle with dramas such as "Dog Days" and the Paradise trilogy. Seidl has also directed a number of documentaries, for example "In the Basment", which screened at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival. His latest film, "Safari" (2016), is a documentary about European hunting tourists vacationing in Namibia in southern Africa. Explicitly portraying the hunt for and the slaughter of wild animals combined with scenes of the Europeans reflecting over their love of the hunt, the film manages to convey both a feeling of excitement and a sense of brutality, leaving the viewer to decide whether it's right or wrong. Unavoidably, the white man-black man relationship adds another dimension to the picture.
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