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Slumming

Ongoing

Dir. Michael Glawogger. 2006, 100 mins. With Paulus Manker, August Diehl, and Michael Ostrowski. A character study of the bored male overclass interacting with the drunken male underclass, Glawogger’s provocative, pitch-black comedy (cowritten with filmmaker Barbara Albert) examines the unintended consequences of cruel behavior. What begins as a comedy about a rich prankster 20-something (Diehl) who engages in “slum tourism,” frequenting the seamier nightspots of Vienna, takes on darker and more profound undertones as the characters find themselves in the Czech wilderness and, eventually, an actual Indonesian shantytown.

Free with Museum admission.

English