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From age 16 and up Fear Offensive use of language
Ulrich Seidl, 2016 91 minutes Austria German 20 September 2017 English

A vacation movie about killing, a movie about human nature.

Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl (HUNDSTAGE, PARADIES: LIEBE) returns to Africa for this raw, grimly humorous portrait of European tourists hunting animals for sport. In the wild expanses, where bushbucks, impalas, zebras, gnus and other creatures graze by the thousands, they are on holiday. German and Austrian hunting tourists drive through the bush, lie in wait, stalk their prey. They shoot, sob with excitement and pose before the animals they have bagged.

Mixing Seidl's familiar portrait-interviews with on-the-ground animal tracking, SAFARI offers us privileged access to the rituals his trophy-hunter subjects find so empowering. Seidl strips their proverbial chase of any vestiges of romanticism, showing it in all its agonizing monotony.