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Good News: Newspaper Salesman, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna

Ulrich Seidl, 1990, 130'

Good News is a film about modern slaves and modern overseers, about small animals, small apartments, small people and small stories. About the insanity of normalcy in Austria. Good News is Ulrich Seidl’s first feature film, which he was finally able to make seven years after leaving the Vienna Film Academy. The screening of a rough cut of the film led to a fierce controversy, and it could never have been completed without the help of Werner Herzog. A single print of the film, shown in a single cinema, managed to draw 20,000 viewers. A sensation, especially for a documentary movie at the time. Werner Herzog still lists it on his documentary top ten.

Director Ulrich Seidl
Producer Hans Selikovsky
Screenplay Ulrich Seidl
Camera Hans Selikovsky
Edit Peter Zeitlinger
Production company Filmproduktion Mag. Hans Selikovsky

Projections
09.05 / 16.00 / Yugoslav Film Archive - Uzun Mirkova