Ulrich Seidl Double Feature
Die letzten Männer
Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 1994, 44 min
The documentary Die letzten Männer shows Austrian men who can’t deal with the emancipation of the women in their country. The teacher Karl Schwingenschlögl therefore hopes to find a wife in the Far East. His future wife should be “clean, domestic, thrifty and obsequious”. Finding the right match should be harder than expected.
Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2012, 120 min.
The feature film Paradies: Liebe is the first part of the trilogy Paradies: Liebe, Glaube, Hoffnung. It deals with sex tourism in Kenya. 50-year-old Teresa, single mother of a teenage daughter, travels to Kenya in search of a man. The film captures the development from hope in the beginning to final disappointment. In the end Teresa learns the bitter truth: prostitution will always be prostitution and love in this context is nothing more than a commercial good.