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Director
Ulrich Seidl

Filmography
1980 One Forty
1982 The Prom
1990 Good News
1992 Losses to Be Expected
1994 The Last Men (TV)
1995 Animal Love
1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV)
1997 The Bosom Friend (TV)
1998 Fun without Limits (TV)
1998 Models
2001 Dog Days
2001 State of the Nation
2003 Jesus, You Know
2004 Our Father, Who Are in Heaven recording/Volksbühne Berlin
2006 Brothers, Let Us Be Merry
2007 Import / Export

Biography
He was born in Vienna in 1952. He is the director of numerous award-winning documentaries. Werner Herzog named Ulrich Seidl one of his ten favorite filmmakers and said about his film Animal Love: “Never before in cinema have I been able to look straight into hell.“ His first fiction feature, Dog Days, won the Special Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. Import / Export, the first film he also produced, premiered in competition in Cannes in 2007. Currently he is working on two new projects: Paradise, a fiction feature and In the Basement, a documentary feature.

Ulrich Seidl

Animal Love / Ulrich Seidl

People in big cities. People in Vienna. Lonely people, whose dogs, rats, rabbits and other pets serve as conversation partners, companions, objects to be cuddled, and bedmates.


Director:Ulrich Seidl
Script:Ulrich Seidl
Cinematography:Peter Zeitlinger
Editing:Christof Schertenleib
Sound:Ekkehart Baumung
With:Hubert Scholz & Ernst Schönmann (two men with dogs), Franz Holzschuh & Erich Wögerer (beggars), Fritzl Schmied, Haftentlassener & Gabi Tairi (his girlfriend and her ferret), Christina Yildiz & Franz Dolesch (divorced couple with pug), Gerti Zieger (abandoned wife), Peter Kristek (lonely man), Stefanie Renée Felden (actress with husky)
World Sales:Coproduction Office, Germany Philippe Bober T. +49 30 3277 7879 F. +49 30 3232 091 berlin@coproductionoffice.eu www.coproductionoffice.eu
Producer:Erich Lackner
Production:Lotus Film gmbh, Austria T. +43 1 786 3387 F. +43 1 7863 387 11 office@lotus-film.co.at www.lotus-film.co.at
Production Country:Austria
Format:35mm Color
Duration:114'
Production Year:1995
Best Documentary - Potsdam FF 1996
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Monday, November 07, 2011 - 0:15 | ID:357
TONIA MARKETAKI:Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 22:30 | ID:436
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