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Still: Models

Models

19 Oct 200820 Oct 2008

Far from glamorous and more melodramatic than most fiction films, this documentary reveals the harsh realities of the modelling industry for a group of Viennese friends working within a culture of over-indulgence, addiction and exploitation. While the on-screen behaviour is certainly extreme, Seidl posits their quest for love and beauty and their delusional, destructive patterns as symptomatic of wider contemporary experience.

Dir Ulrich Seidl, Austria 1998, 118 mins, subtitles

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