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Losses to Be Expected
The widower Sepp Paur lives in a small Austrian village on the border to Czechia. The meals that his late wife has left in the freezer are slowly running out. It's time for Sepp to look around for a new spouse. He looks across the border, where the widow Paula lives. Two people, two neighboring villages, and in between? The border. That's what this film is about. But not only that. It's also about the loss of borders, the loss of homeland, the loss of youth, the loss of love. Losses to Be Expected is seen by many as one of Ulrich Seidl's most tender films. It developed out of a research foray that Seidl undertook together with his friend, cameraman and director Michael Glawogger, for his long-cherished project about the robber chief Johann Georg Grasel, who carried out his nefarious deeds in the Austrian Waldviertel region and Czechia.