© Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
People in a big city. People in Vienna. Lonely people. People whose dogs, rats, rabbits and other pets serve as conversation partners, life partners, objects to be petted and bedmates. In 1994 Ulrich Seidl's third feature sparked a scandal in Austria and garnered bad reviews, but abroad it became an acclaimed cult film. Even today Animal Love is seen as one of the most disturbing films in the Seidl universe. "Never in the movies have I looked so directly into hell", commented Werner Herzog uponviewing the film.