Dog Days


2h 1m 2001

Brief Synopsis

It's the weekend, the dog days of summer. It's suffocatingly hot in the periphery of Vienna, in the no-man's land between the autobahn, hypermarkets, warehouses, and monotone housing tracts with their single family dwellings. People go around in their underwear, bikinis, or nothing at all. The tempe

Film Details

Also Known As
Hundstage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Mikado Film
Distribution Company
Leisure; Alamode Film; Arthaus (Norway); Filmladen Gmbh; Kino International; Leisure Time Features

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

It's the weekend, the dog days of summer. It's suffocatingly hot in the periphery of Vienna, in the no-man's land between the autobahn, hypermarkets, warehouses, and monotone housing tracts with their single family dwellings. People go around in their underwear, bikinis, or nothing at all. The temperature rises. It's an atmosphere of seething aggression. We are confronted with evenings of songs and games, sex and violence. Days full of the loss of love, the desire for love, and at the same time the hopeless impossibility of finding love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hundstage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Mikado Film
Distribution Company
Leisure; Alamode Film; Arthaus (Norway); Filmladen Gmbh; Kino International; Leisure Time Features

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States January 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2004

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2003

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 22 - April 7, 2002.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 - October 12, 2001.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Fiction feature directorial debut for documentary filmmaker Ulrich Seidl.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 - October 12, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 22 - April 7, 2002.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Released in United States January 9, 2004 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2004