Cinematography: Edgar Osterberger

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A PERFECT PAIR

A perfect Pair is distinguished first and foremost by the subtle irony and self-irony that has always characterised the works of VALIE EXPORT. The protagonists seem almost like caricatures, but, in fact, they fit well into a context in which advertising and the exhortation to consumerism play a central role.

TORMENT OF THE FLESH

Drawing heavily from American noir films, as well as from the successful French polar films, Torment of the Flesh takes its cue from a series of feature films produced in Austria from the immediate post-war period, in which for the first time – just as had happened in Italy with Neorealism – there was talk of poverty and of the numerous consequences – moral and material – that the war had had on the entire population.