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Import Export

Import Export
  • 2007
  • Austria
  • 141 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ulrich Seidl
  • Cast: Ekateryna Rak, Paul Hofmann, Michael Thomas, Natalja Baranova, Natalja Epuraneu
  • Language: German, Russian, Slovak

'Import Export' consists of two seemingly unrelated stories. Olga (Rak) is a Ukrainian nurse, who leaves behind her infant daughter and mother in search of better paid work in Vienna. Unemployed Pauli (Paul Hoffman) meanwhile is making the reverse geographical journey. A political film, in the widest sense of the term, 'Import Export' demonstrates how in the 'new' free-market Europe vulnerable individuals are appallingly exploited.

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Import Export

2 Oct 20084 stars

DRAMA The great Werner Herzog would surely approve of the way the Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days) dissolves the traditional boundaries between the ‘real’ and the fictional in his films. With Import Export he works without a traditional…

Profile - Ulrich Seidl

2 Oct 2008

Name Ulrich Seidl Born November 24, 1952, Vienna Background A graduate of the Vienna Film Academy, Seidl spent the first 20 years of his career making a series of controversial ‘documentaries’ for television, including Animal Love (which Werner…

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