Dog Days (2001)

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Sobre o filme

It is the hottest day in summer. It is the hottest summer of all times. It is stifling on the outskirts of Vienna in a no-man’s-land between the highway and the hypermarkets. To bourgeois families that inhabit monotonous prefabs identical to each other, boredom undermines any activity whatsoever. Clad in undergarments, bikinis, or wearing nothing at all, people drag their way over the asphalt. The temperature rises. An atmosphere of latent violence pervades the air. An episode of music and games, sex and violence is about to begin - days replete with that strange sensation dulling the desire to love, loss of love and, all the more terrible, the hope of finding love one day. Dog Days, as a documentary, unfolds in the “dog days”, referring to the hottest period of the European summer from July 24 until August 23. The name comes from the Canis Major constellation, that is in greatest evidence in the heavens during the summer. The movie won the Jury Grand Prize at Venice Festival this uear.

Título original: Hundstage

Ano: 2001

Duração: 120 minutos

País: Austria

Cor: colorido


Roteiro: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

Fotografia: Wolfgang Thaler

Montagem: Andrea Wagner, Christof Schertenleib

Elenco: Maria Hofstätter, Alfred Mrva, Erich Finsches

Produtor: Helmut Grasser, Philippe Bober