Africa. In the wild expanses, where bushbucks, impalas, zebras, gnus and other creatures graze by the thousands, they are on holiday. German and Austrian hunting tourists drive through the bush, lie in wait, stalk their prey. They shoot, sob with excitement and pose before the animals they have bagged. A vacation movie about killing, a movie about human nature.
CAST & CREW
Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Director of Photography
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
Ulrich Seidl came to film rather late, by cooperating on the script for Michael Glawogger Krieg in Wien (1989). He then focused on documentaries portraying intimate aspects of human life in a disturbing way; these brought Seidl to the attention of international critics and audiences. Several years in the making, his feature debut Dog Daystook the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice IFF. Seldl’s Import/Export won Golden Apricot in 2007.
One Forty (1980, short), The Prom (1982, short), Look 84 (1984), War in Vienna (1989), Good News: Newspaper Vendors, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna (1990), Loss Is to Be Expected (1992), The Last Real Men (1994), Animal Love (1995), Pictures at an Exhibition (1996, TV), The Bosom Friend (TV,1997), Fun without Limits (TV, 1998), Models (1999), Dog Days (2001), State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (2002), Jesus, You Know (2003), Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (2006), Import/Export (2007), Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Faith (2012), Paradise: Hope (2013), In the Basement (2014, doc.), Safari (2016, doc.).