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Abuse Will Be Fined

Austria, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Ulrike Schweiger

A commuter train rattles through the night, and as a man threatens a woman in the carriage, the audience is forced to confront the question "what would you do?" Schweiger's tautly constructed film is as disquieting for the introspective journey it asks the viewer to take as for the unpleasant circumstances it depicts.

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