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In German with English subtitles
For audiences aged 16 and above
|What is more grotesque than paying large sums of money to kill beautiful wild animals? The answer is possibly seeing an African safari through the eyes of radical Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, who has earned a strong festival following with films like his Paradise trilogy, showing how evil rhymes with human absurdity. Safari is a relatively simple, straightforward and presumably unstaged documentary, but it leaves the audience deeply shaken. -- Seidl calls the film "a vacation movie about killing," which about sums up his condemnation of hunting as part of humans' reckless exploitation of nature.
Deborah Young / The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Ulrich Seidl
Ulrich Seidl (born in 1952) is an Austrian director, screenwriter and producer who's known for dealing with shocking topics. Her previous works include the Paradise trilogy (2012-13) and In the Basement (2014) which have both appeared at the Espoo Ciné.
|Screenplay: Ulrich Seidl & Veronika Franz
Cast: Gerald Eichinger, Eva Hofmann, Manuel Eichinger, Tina Hofmann, Manfred Ellinger, Inge Ellinger, Marita Neeman, Volker Neemann, Markolf Schmidt, Eric Müller
Production: Ulrich Seidl / Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion
Sales: Coproduction Office