DOCUMENTARY

Der Busenfreund

The Bosom Friend

Ulrich Seidl
Renatus is forty and lives wih his mother. He gave up his profession as a high school teacher for mathematics and physics years ago because teaching "got on his nerves" as he says. Renatus is a very sensitive man with distinct sexual phantasies. Entangled in his obsessions for years he successivly dissociated from his normal life and abandonned to his phantasies. For Renatus has spent ten years with Senta Berger : not really with her or on her side, but "theoretically and in mind" as he says. Senta Berger was the love of his youth, the object of his desire ans his dreams. For Renatus, Senta Berger represented the ideal of a motherly type of woman which he desired like and addict. He was watched her films a hundred times and kissed her image a thousand times. All his erotic whishes have been projected on this full-bosomed woman but remained unfilled until today.
Technical Data
Running time: 60
Format: Beta SP
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Ekkehart Baumung
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1997
Credits
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl
Cinematographer(s): Hans Selikovsky, Heinz Brandner
Key cast: René Rupnik, Anna Rupnik
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Producers: Erich Lackner
Production company
Lotus-Film GmbH
Mollardgasse 85A / Stiege 1
1060 Vienna
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