Director: Ulrich Seidl
“A masterfully composed drama that explores themes of morality and mortality in a manner that's squalid, surprising and often transcendent.” - Eye Weekly
Olga is a young nurse and mother living in the Ukraine who, wanting more from life, seeks an escape from her low-paying job. She finds the answer in the west, in Austria, a land with opportunity and without crippling poverty.Paul is a young Austrian in debt and without work or meaning - but he finds opportunity in the east, on a job with his stepfather setting up video gambling machines in the Ukraine.
East and West, Ukraine and Austria - two individual fates, two opposite directions.
Import Export is the latest feature from Ulrich Seidl, who's film Dog Days featured at MIFF in 2002.
D/P Ulrich Seidl S Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl WS Coproduction Office L German, Russian, Slovakian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/135mins