Import Export

Import Export

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Import Export

Director Ulrich Seidl's despairing, relentlessly downbeat social drama Import/Export unfolds against the backdrop of contemporary Europe. Olga (Ekateryna Rak) is a single mother struggling to raise her child with a very meager income from her nursing job in a Ukrainian hospital. In desperation, she takes a job as a nude webcam model for an adult entertainment outfit that caters to German men, then quickly decides that life in her town is unbearable, and ultimately leaves her child with her mother, heading west to search for a better life. Meanwhile, in Austria, ne'er-do-well loser Pauli (Paul Hofmann) lives with his mother and his greasy-haired stepfather, Michael (Michael Thomas), to whom he's increasingly indebted. Pauli is training to be a security guard, but gets stripped, then relentlessly beaten and assaulted by a gang of youths. Eventually, Pauli and Michael hit the road together, delivering poker and gumball machines to locations across Eastern Europe, and Michael reveals a truly degenerate side, using his time on the road for a string of sexual encounters with different women. At the same time, Olga makes her way to Austria, enduring a series of occupations including those of au pair, maid, and eventually, charwoman in a geriatric hospital plagued by mistreatment of the elderly.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0842498000144
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Palisades Tartan
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 79,600

Special Features

Interview with Director Ulrich Seidl; ; Interview with Cinematographer Ed Lachman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ekateryna Rak Olga
Paul Hofmann Pauli
Michael Thomas Michael
Maria Hofstatter Sister Maria
Petra Morzé Mother in family home
Georg Friedrich Nurse Andi
Natalya Baranova Christina (Olga's friend in the Ukraine)
Natalia Epureanu Nataschka
Erich Finsches Erich Schlager
Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka Olga's mother
Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov Olga's brother
Oksana Ivaniva Skylarenko Olga's baby
Christina York Christina (Paul's girlfriend)
Brigitte Kren Paul's mother

Technical Credits
Ulrich Seidl Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Maxim Asadchyy Producer
Ekkehart Baumung Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Bober Co-producer
Marcus Davy Score Composer
Andreas Donhauser Art Director
Veronika Franz Casting,Screenwriter
Barbara Kipsova Production Manager
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Max Linder Executive Producer,Production Manager
Sergei Lysyanyy Production Manager
Renate Martin Art Director,Sound/Sound Designer
Klaus Pridnig Producer
Eva Roth Casting
Cristof Schertenleib Editor
Wolfgang Thaler Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Import Export
1. Chapter 1 [4:15]
2. Chapter 2 [3:31]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [4:43]
5. Chapter 5 [8:04]
6. Chapter 6 [6:07]
7. Chapter 7 [5:40]
8. Chapter 8 [5:04]
9. Chapter 9 [6:38]
10. Chapter 10 [5:41]
11. Chapter 11 [4:58]
12. Chapter 12 [8:53]
13. Chapter 13 [6:47]
14. Chapter 14 [5:18]
15. Chapter 15 [8:18]
16. Chapter 16 [4:56]
17. Chapter 17 [4:39]
18. Chapter 18 [8:36]
19. Chapter 19 [2:40]
20. Chapter 20 [9:41]
21. Chapter 21 [3:33]
22. Chapter 22 [2:14]
23. Chapter 23 [3:58]
24. Chapter 24 [:44]
25. Chapter 25 [6:14]

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