Import Export
Filmfest 2007

Two stories – one is an import story. It begins in the Ukraine and leads to Austria. The other is an export story; it begins in Austria and ends in the Ukraine. Olga and Paul. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, life. Olga comes from the Eastern part of Europe, where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from the Western part, where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves, to find meaning in life. IMPORT EXPORT deals with sex and death, living and dying, winners and losers, power and helplessness, and how to give the teeth of a stuffed fox a professional cleaning job.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ekateryna Rak, Paul Hofmann, Michael Thomas, Maria Hofstätter, Natalija Baranova


Director: Ulrich Seidl