Forget Austria of the bucolic pastures and snowy Alps. Ulrich Seidl films his fellow countrymen in unsparing close-up, turning his viewers into voyeurs. Through Seidl’s prying eyes, the Austrians seem an odd bunch indeed, prey to obscure obsessions. Examining the most shameful recesses of the psyche of a world in decline, the director reveals the emotional void of his subjects, men and women whose behaviour often slips into deviancy. Continually blurring the boundaries between reality and...
120 minutes | 2016
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