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  • Documentary
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  • 2016
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  • 91 min.
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  • Denmark, Austria
  • director: Ulrich Seidl
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  • language: German with Russian subtitles
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The wild plains of Africa have been home to unique animals for many millennia, but are today being turned into popular vacation spots for European tourists. For many of them, hunting is their main hobby, and the film takes a closer look at each part of this pastime up close: from the loading of the jeep to the celebratory photographs with their trophies. Hunters meanwhile talk about what worries them: the cost of killing animals, weapons brands, and the differences between blacks and whites.

This is new film by the Austrian documentary legend Ulrich Seidl, which raised a scandal at the Venice Film Festival, and yet another unmasking of human nature, dedicated to the hunt as a popular form of recreation and tourism. Why does man kill, and what is hunting: illegal murder of animals or an honorable sport?


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