• Dog Days (2001)

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Release Date: 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Summer in Vienna is the backdrop for intersecting anecdotes about six locals. Anna (Maria Hofstätter), a compulsive hitchhiker, travels to shopping malls with strangers. A widower (Erich Finsches) asks a cleaning woman to strip for him. A divorced man and woman who still live together try to make each other miserable. A teacher (Christine Jirku) suffers violence at the hands of her boyfriend. These different people live out unfulfilled existences, attempting to muffle their isolation.

Cast: Maria Hofstätter, Christine Jirku, Victor Hennemann, Georg Friedrich, Alfred Mrva, Erich Finsches, Gerti Lehner, Franziska Weisz

Director: Ulrich Seidl

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Allegro Filmproduktions GmbH

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Be forewarned: Dog Days, like many of Seidel's films, will drive some moviegoers to rage and walkouts with its unrelentingly depressing tone. But it also a remarkable, deeply disturbing work by a brilliant filmmaker. show more

  • Dog Days has much in common with "Code Unknown" -- both dart among several characters who may occasionally cross paths. show more

  • Willfully provocative, much like a small child performing outrageous acts just to get some attention. show more

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