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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952, lives in Vienna, Austria

Ulrich Seidl is the director of numerous award-winning documentaries such as Jesus du weißt (Jesus, You Know), Models and Tierische Liebe (Animal Love). Werner Herzog named Ulrich Seidl one of his ten favorite filmmakers and said about his film Animal Love: "Never before in cinema have I been able to look straight into hell." His first fiction feature Dog Days won the Special Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. Import Export, the first film he also produced, premiered in competition in Cannes in 2007. Currently he is working on two new projects − Paradise, a fiction feature and In the Basement, a documentary feature.

Selected filmography:

1980 Einsvierzig

1982 Der Ball

1984 Look 84

1990 Good News: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wierern

1992 Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen / Loss Is to Be Expected

1994 Die Letzten Männer / The Last Real Man

1995 Tierische Liebe / Animal Love

1998 Spass Ohne Grenzen

1999 Models

2001 Upały / Hundstage / Dog Days

2002 Zur Lage: Österreich in sechs Kapiteln / State of Nation: Austria in Six Chapters

2003 Jesus, Du weisst / Jesus, You Know

2006 Import Export

2006 Brothers, Let Us be Merry