DOCUMENTARY

Models

Ulrich Seidl
Vivian, Tanja and Lisa. Three women, three models, three friends. Vivian is blond and has a steady boyfriend and several lovers, and she dreams of a real affair. She would do anything to get her picture on the cover of a magazine. Vivian thinks her breasts are too small, which is her real problem. Lisa is blond and only likes to sleep with black men only. She has her breasts enlarged from time to time. She often stays out all night and loves alcohol and cocain. Lisa lives alone and cannot bear to be alone, that is her problem. Tanja is blond and loves animals more than people. She has her cards read and tries to maintain balance in her life through exercise and yoga. Tanja is unable to say, 'I love you', that is her problem. In their efforts to advance their careers, be loved, find Mr. Right and maintain their figures, they go from casting to casting, talk on the telephone with friends, lovers, their mothers, agents and photographers, usually waiting in vain for jobs and rushing from one night at the disco to the next. Vivian, Tanja and Lisa. Three women, three models, three competitors.
Technical Data
Running time: 118
Format: Super-16 mm (Blow-Up 35 mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English
Production year: 1998
Credits
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl
Cinematographer(s): Hans Selikovsky, Jerzy Palacz, Ortrun Bauer
Key cast: Vivian Bartsch, Tanja Petrovsky, Lisa Grossmann, Elvyra Geyer, Peter Baumann
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Producers: Kurt J. Mrkwicka