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On The Town | Vienna Review | February 2010

Bock for President

A documentary following the professional and personal life of Ute Bock, a well-known benefactor to refugees in Austria. Followed around by Houchang and his son, Tom-Dariusch Allahyari, the film shows Bock’s incredible personal effort to reveal the extraordinary men behind the "asylum seekers" and how she confronts the viewers with the harsh reality of people who ask for protection in Austria.


3., Schwarzenbergplatz 7-8  


Das Weisse Band

Winner of the 2009 Palm d’Or and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, Das Weisse Band tells the story of a diminutive community in a secluded village in northern Germany. The eclectic group of small-town people become engulfed in the tension and violence of WWI, both by accident and by design.

Cini Center 

1., Fleischmarkt 6


Inglourious Basterds

Tarantino’s newest success involves three separate plans to destroy the Nazi high command during WWII. Having received numerous Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Austrian Christoph Waltz. Tarantino at his finest.

Village Cinema Wien 3 

3., Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 2a  


Funny Games

Haneke’s original, Austrian version focuses on the media’s portrayal of the violent, pathological disturbances that are hidden in stereotypical households and individuals, especially in America. George and Anne, together with their son and dog are starting to settle into their new holiday home when two, presumably polite young men introduce themselves and then begin terrorizing them by playing violent "games."

Votiv Kino, Grosser Kino

9., Waringer Strasse 12

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