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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Austria 
Year: 2016



90 min, color

Director Ulrich Seidl Screenplay Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl Cinematography Wolfgang Thaler, Jerzy Palacz Cast Gerald Eichinger, Eva Hofmann, Manuel Eichinger, Tina Hofmann, Manfred Ellinger, Inge Ellinger, Volker Neemann, Marita Neemann, Markolf Schmidt, Eric Müller

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.

Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion, Danish Documentary Production ApS
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Ulrich Seidl


Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as GOOD NEWS (1990), ANIMAL LOVE (1995) and MODELS (1998). Seidl‘s first feature film DOG DAYS won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. IMPORT EXPORT (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was followed by his successful and multiple-award-winning PARADISE TRILOGY (2012), whose films had their premiere in the competition of the film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. His latest works are IN THE BASEMENT (2014) and SAFARI (2016).








1980 One Fourty (Documentary short)

1982 The Prom

1984 Look 84 (Documentary short)

1989 Krieg in Wien

1990 Good News: Newspaper Salesmen, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna (Documentary)

1992 Loss Is to Be Expected (Documentary)

1994 The Last Real Men (Documentary)

1996 Animal Love (Documentary)

1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV Movie documentary)

1997 The Bosom Friend (TV Movie documentary)

1998 Fun Without Limits (Documentary)

1999 Models

2001 Dog Days

2002 State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (Documentary)

2003 Jesus, You Know (Documentary)

2006 Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (Documentary short)

2007 Import Export

2012 Paradise: Faith

2012 Paradise: Love

2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Short)

2013 Paradise: Hope

2014 In the Basement (Documentary)

2016 Safari (Documentary)