GOOD NEWS

V' 08

GOOD NEWS

Ulrich Seidl
A, 1990
131min, OF

GOOD NEWS

Ulrich Seidl
A, 1990
, 131min, OF

Screenplay: 
Ulrich Seidl
Sound: 
Helmut Juncker
Ekkehart Baumung
Camera: 
Hans Selikovsky
Editor: 
Peter Zeitlinger
Klaudia Ecker

Production: 
Selikovsky Filmproduktion
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Good News is a dialectic essay in which the squalid conditions of immigrants who sell newspapers in Vienna's outer districts are juxtaposed with observations of well-to-do Viennese tabloid readers. Ulrich Seidl's camera captures the pathetic subjects in stylised tableaux, lingering within static frames for uncomfortable lengths of time. (...) Structurally, Good News makes ironic the symbiotic relation between the distribution and consumption of news in Vienna, that is, between the immigrant sellers and the partially xenophobic buyers. The film posits that both ultimately exist on the edge of society. (Mattias Frey)