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LOVELY RITA

lovelyRitaSYNOPSIS

Rita is an outsider, in her family as well as in her class and her teenage life. 15 years old, lonely and searching for acceptance and sympathy: she tries to flirt with two years younger Felix– and makes love with a bus chauffer in a toilet. Trying to get more popular in her class she more and more often skips class. The police catches her, she sees her father's gun on the kitchen table – and acts. Things just happen. The last image – Rita looks into the camera – is nothing than a big question.


CREW

Director Jessica Hausner
Script Jessica Hausner
DoP Martin Gschlacht
Sound Thomas Schmidt-Gentner
Editing Karin Hartusch
Artdirection Katharina Wöppermann
Costume Tanja Hausner
Producers Antonin Svoboda, Heinz Stussak, Philippe Bober

Production coop99, Prisma Film, Essential Film


CAST

Barbara Osika
Christoph Bauer
Peter Fiala
Wolfgang Kostal
Karina Brandlmayer


SELECTION FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Festival de Cannes 2001:  Sélection Officielle - Un Certain Regard
International Film Festival Viennale 2001:  FIPRESCI - Special Mention, Vienna Film Award


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

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Jessica Hausner

+ Born 1972 in Vienna, Austria.
+ 1994 Jessica Hausner graduated from the Vienna Film Academy (direction).
+ 1999 she cofounded coop99 filmproduction together with Barbara Albert, Martin Gschlacht and Antonin Svoboda

DRAMA | A, D | 2001 | 80 minvon / by Jessica Hausner

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