Michael Glawogger

Michael Glawogger – Slumming (2006)

Synopsis:
Sebastian and Alex are two egocentric yuppies who stockpile underhanded up-skirt shots and bully others for their own amusement. On a night out they come across an inebriated man passed-out on a park bench and decide to prank him by smuggling him across the border. Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Das Vaterspiel AKA Kill Daddy Good Night (2009)

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“An Austrian videogame designer (Helmut Köpping) who has turned his pathological hatred for his politician father into a life’s mission to create a father-killing videogame, ends-up, through a set of curious circumstances, renovating the basement hideout in Long Island of a Lithuanian Nazi. ” Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Workingman’s Death (2005)

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After you see this film, you’ll never complain about your job again. Subtitled something like “Five Portraits of Work in the Twenty-First Century,” Glawogger’s documentary features some of the most dangerous, difficult, or just plain unpleasant work in the world.

Each segment except the last one is about twenty-five minutes long, and is shot without any voice-over narration and very little editorializing. We are simply presented with people working and talking about their work. The director possesses a very painterly sense of composition, and we’re often presented with shots of workers posing as if they were in front of a still camera. The camera-work is even more impressive when it is moving, and I often found myself wondering how they were able to film in some of these conditions. Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Die Ameisenstraße AKA Ant Street (1995)


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In the middle of Vienna stands an old tenement building, and time has left its mark both on the house and its inhabitants. Here, time passes at a strange pace. Floor by floor, the visitor can discover small self-contained worlds: grousers, collectors, the forgotten, people with obsessions, concealed and exposed passions. Behind securely locked doors, each prepares his own heady brew. Then, however, death makes its entrance for the first time, sweeping through the stairwell. The owner of the house, a resident himself, dies. His nephew, an entrepreneur, inherits the building and acts immediately. He moves out, takes up lodgings, hands out notice to quit, renovates and devastates. One goal hovers before his eyes; to get rid of the tenants and make money out of the property. Gradually, the closed doors begin to open, and with each outrage committed by the new owner, the residents are drawn closer together. What comes to light thereby is an anthill full of life, and once it opens up, a flood of comical individuals streams out of it, all fighting for their own living space. A minor official, plagued by persecution mania, fears a dreadful end to the matter. Though the signs he sees of this are all wrong, nevertheless, in a furious finale, the outside world descends upon the house and his inhabitants. Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Megacities (1998)

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Storyline

This documentary deals with work, poverty, violence, love and sex. A film about human beauty in twelve chapters which tells the tales of people from Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow and New York, who are all struggling for survival, with ingenuity, intelligence and dignity. They all share the dream of a better life. Written by L.H. Wong Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Nacktschnecken (2004)

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an imdb commentary :

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Nacktschnecken (translated “slugs” ) is an Austrian low-budget comedy with quite a fine plot: Three young pals plan to earn money by shooting an hardcore-porno movie. But is it really so easy to shoot some gang-banging with home-video equipment?

What sounds like some stupid german 70s sex-movie is in fact a very entertaining comedy, both clever and sensitive. So if you like new Austrian cinema like “Hundstage” (which is – of course – much more serious) – you should not miss this one.

The flic was shot in Styria, so much of it´s charm depends on various local accents (like a Viennese pimp, a girl from Graz´s upper class, rural-styrian working class heroes e.a.). So this movie is not really easy to translate. Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Whores’ Glory [+Extras] (2011)

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Tells several stories of prostitution around the world. The documentary revolves around the lives and individual hopes, needs and experiences of the women. Read More »