At the request of the artist, the Staatliche Kunsthalle is showing the feature film “Import Export” by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl. Olga is employed as a nurse in the Ukraine, but is no longer paid. In Austria she tries her luck as a domestic helper and ends up in a geriatric clinic as a cleaner. The young Viennese Paul, on the other hand, loses his job as a security guard and has to settle his debts by setting up slot machines in the Ukraine with his stepfather.
With ruthless images Seidl creates an impressive social analysis marked by dark humanism – similar to the works of Boris Mikhailov, which inspired him.
Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2007, 135 min, OmU, FSK 16