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Title Dog Days
Published Accent Film Entertainment, 2001
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (122 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Famed for his controversial documentaries, Ulrich Seidl makes his first fiction film with this impassioned attack on the banality and emptiness of modern suburban life. Using a documentary shooting style and mostly non-actors, Seidl weaves together a series of vignette story lines into a tapestry of loneliness and quiet desperation. A retired old man obsesses over meaningless information in life -- the weight of his groceries, and noise level of the neighborhood. A faded beauty queen's devotion to her boyfriend ends after an ugly night at the discotheque. A couple who has long since divorced though still lives under the same roof engages in a psychological war of attrition, trying to force the other into moving out the house. A young teacher's date with her boyfriend turns unexpectedly into a drunken orgy. Winner of the Grand Special Jury Prize and Nominated for a Golden Lion at the **Venice International Film Festival.** *"A remarkable, deeply disturbing work by a brilliant filmmaker." - Michael Wilmington, **Chicago Tribune***
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Film
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Performer Christine Jirku, Maria Hofstatter, Viktor Hennemann
Event Originally produced by Accent Film Entertainment in 2001
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion pictures, German
Foreign films
Drama
German language
Motion pictures
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Seidl, Ulrich, film director
Jirku, Christine, actor
Hofstatter, Maria, actor
Hennemann, Viktor, actor
Accent Film Entertainment (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm),