“Jaw-dropping... This extraordinary film makes everything else around look comfy and pedestrian”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★

Powerful and rewarding, filled with striking imagery shot by cameraman Ed Lachman (Erin Brockovich, Far From Heaven) and featuring extraordinarily potent performances from its cast, Import Export is the new film from director Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days). A tour de force journey through modern-day Europe, IMPORT EXPORT tells two parallel stories: Olga (Ekateryna Rak) who leaves behind her mother and young child in the Ukraine to seek out a better life in Vienna; and a headstrong young security guard (Paul Hofmann) who leaves Vienna to accompany his stepfather on a trip delivering gumball machines in Eastern Europe. Hailed by critics as a startling and bold film, it is without doubt recent European cinema s most provocative and audacious investigation of the post-Soviet universe and the new relations between East and West.

DVD Release Date: 26th January 2009
DVD Extras:
• In depth Film4 interview with director Ulrich Seidl
• UK Theatrical Trailer

Director:Ulrich Seidl

Cast:Paul Hoffman, Ekateryna Rak, Michael Thomas

BBFC Certificate:18

Genre:Foreign language, Thought-provoking, Eyebrow-raising, Drama

Language:Austrian German

Country:Austria, Slovakia

Running Time:135 minutes

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