DOCUMENTARY

Die letzten Männer

The Last Real Men

Ulrich Seidl
Disappointed by failed relationships and the demands set by local women, more and more Austrians search for happiness in a marriage with women from Thailand and the Philippines. Asked about the positive properties of their Asian spouses, the answer of the Austrian husbands quite often is, "They don't talk back." Protagonist of the film is Karl S., a teacher in Vienna in his forties. Following his failed marriage he is now seeking a durable partnership and is on the lookout for a wife who doesn't question her traditional role. His solution: a wife from the Far East. Karl S. rounds up experiences and visits several mixed couples to get a clearer picture and to have his idea proven right. The film accompanies him on his search for the ideal woman and gives an insight into the imagination of these "last real men" who at the beginning seem to have hit the jackpot with their decisions.
Technical Data
Running time: 60
Format: Beta SP (FAZ 16mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Ekkehart Baumung
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English
Production year: 1994
Credits
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl
Cinematographer(s): Peter Zeitlinger
Key cast: Karl Schwingenschlögl, Hermann & Teresita Schneeweisz, Franz & Conchita Klausner, Walter & Izel Schmid, Andreas & Aileen Walther, Johann & Theresa Steiner, Hermann & Linda Rausch, Michael & Arceli Krieger, Rudolf & Carmen Hausmann, Barbara Hutter
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Producers: Erich Lackner
Production company
Lotus-Film GmbH
Mollardgasse 85A / Stiege 1
1060 Vienna
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