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by Jessica Hausner


Rita is an outsider due to her appearance and her insolence. The vehemence of her struggles for acceptance and love ensure that both fail. Rita is too different, wild and free to be accepted by the world around her.

international title: Lovely Rita
original title: Lovely Rita
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Jessica Hausner
film run: 80'
release date: AT 02/11/2001, IT 12/07/2002, DK 10/05/2002, DE 25/04/2002, NL 25/04/2002, FR 05/11/2003
screenplay: Jessica Hausner
cast: Barbara Osika, Christoph Bauer, Wolfgang Kostal, Karina Brandlmayr
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Karin Hartusch
art director: Katharina Wöppermann
costumes designer: Tanja Hausner
producer: Jessica Hausner, Martin Gschlacht, Barbara Albert, Antonin Svoboda, Michael Seeber, Heinz Stussak, Philippe Bober
production: coop99, Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Alamode Film, Poly Film (AT), Mikado (IT), Zootrope Films (FR)
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