Hitchhiker Maria Hofstatter
Maria Hofstater (Anna the hitchhiker) prepared herself for the role of the hitchhiker for over a year, paying regular visits to a supervised apartment shared by mentally handicapped housemates. She slipped into the character Anna so perfectly that she came to the set as Anna and stayed Anna until she went home again. Hofstatter has been in several Austrian films and she is active in the Austrian independent theatre scene.
Victor Rathbone (The Greek) was born in Uruguay and grew up all over the world including Guatemala, England, Texas, and Canada. Trained as a marketing expert, he is now working for the European Patent Office in Vienna. On the side he also runs one of the most exclusive stationery stores in Vienna. Dog Days was his first movie role.
Alfred Mrvas (alarm salesman) first screen role was in Dog Days. Mrva is a self made man, who worked 30 years to build up a Viennese company for alarm systems.
George Friedrich (Wickerel's friend) is an actor who has appeared in acclaimed films including MIchael Haneke's The Piano Teacher. He also drives a taxi when he is not acting.
Victor Hennemann (Wickerel) is a flamboyant bar
and swingers club owner and a publisher of pornographic magazines.
Ulrich Seidl Filmography
Ulrich Seidl was born in 1952, and lives in Vienna, Austria. He is internationally acclaimed for his award winning documentaries such as "Good News," "Animal Love," and "Models." "Dog Days" is his first fiction feature.
Director Ulrich Seidl
Screenplay Seidl, Veronika Franz
Camera Wolfgang Thaler
Editors Andrea Wagner, Christof Schertenleib
Sound Ekkehart Baumung
Costume Sabine Volz
Production Design Andreas Donhauser
Production Manager Max Linder
Producers Helmut Grasser, Philippe Bober