Safari

by Ulrich Seidl

Austria/Denmark, 91 min., colour

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.

Reviews

«Seidl continues to amaze and unnerve (...) engages and enrages (...) Extraordinary (...) Exhilaratingly uncomfortable»
Guy Lodge, VARIETY

«As agreeably complex as it is horribly provocative (...) Masterful»
Fionnuala Halligan, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

«Leaves the audience deeply shaken»
Deborah Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

«Brutal, illuminating (...) infuriating»
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

«Sending shivers down your spine (...) raising questions, shocking, laughter- and unease-provoking»
Jacques Morice, TÉLÉRAMA

«The scariest thing I have seen this year»
Andreas Kilb, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

 

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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He 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 invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2013 PARADISE : HOPE, Fiction, 91 min.
2012 PARADISE : FAITH, Fiction, 90 min.
2012 PARADISE : LOVE, Fiction, 120 min.
2007 IMPORT EXPORT, Fiction, 141 min.
2003 JESUS, YOU KNOW, Documentary, 87 min.
2002 A STATE OF THE NATION: AUSTRIA IN 6 CHAPTERS,             Documentary, 87 min.
2001 DOG DAYS, Fiction, 121 min.
1999 MODELS, Fiction, 118 min.
1998 SPASS OHNE GRENZEN, Documentary, 45 min.
1997 THE BOSOM FRIEND, Documentary, 60 min.
1996 ANIMAL LOVE, Documentary, 120 min.
1996 BILDER EINER AUSSTELLUNG, Documentary, 45 min.
1994 THE LAST REAL MEN, Documentary, 60 min.
1992 LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED, Documentary, 118 min.

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Crew / Technical Info

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Writer: Ulrich Seid, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Jerzy Palacz

Festivals

Venice  - Official Selection Out of Competition
Toronto - Masters Programme
London - Competition

 

 

Pressbook

Duration: 
91 min.

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He 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 invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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Country: 
Austria Austria
Denmark Denmark
Reviews: 

«Seidl continues to amaze and unnerve (...) engages and enrages (...) Extraordinary (...) Exhilaratingly uncomfortable»
Guy Lodge, VARIETY

«As agreeably complex as it is horribly provocative (...) Masterful»
Fionnuala Halligan, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

«Leaves the audience deeply shaken»
Deborah Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

«Brutal, illuminating (...) infuriating»
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

«Sending shivers down your spine (...) raising questions, shocking, laughter- and unease-provoking»
Jacques Morice, TÉLÉRAMA

«The scariest thing I have seen this year»
Andreas Kilb, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

 

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Synopsis: 

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.

Crew / Technical Info: 

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Writer: Ulrich Seid, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Jerzy Palacz

Pressbook: 

Festivals: 

Venice  - Official Selection Out of Competition
Toronto - Masters Programme
London - Competition

 

 

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