Museum hours

Museum hours

DVD - 2013 | German
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A mesmerizing tale of two drifting strangers who find refuge in Vienna's grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Guild, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780781514545
0781514541
Branch Call Number: DVD Museum
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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mckeett
Mar 05, 2016

It drags a bit, but if you like art film and lots of interesting scenery shots, you may enjoy this movie. I watched the whole thing. It's hard to believe someone could make a movie with such little action, yet it grabs me somehow.

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uugene
Jun 30, 2015

A welcome departure from mainstream Hollywood. It feels like a story about real people who are not projecting their personas.

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8217549
Mar 17, 2015

the thought this movie trying to get across is what Pieter Bruegel painted 450 years ego you can see today on our streets - people , garbage, flee market, joy and sadness. nothing changed in all this time.

movie is static so it feels boring

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Vivica
Mar 13, 2015

I didn't get it...life is finite so after an hour I gave up. If you liked "My Dinner With Andre" you'll go for this one...Me?? ...I hated them both and I just want my 3.5 hours back!!

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VRMurphy
Feb 02, 2015

This is likely a polarizing film - you either like it or not, no real middle ground. I had read the comments below, so knew to give it some time and adjust to the pacing. The story itself is quietly beautiful, the acting from the two principals is very strong, and the view of the artworks a real treat.

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ilovewhippets
Jan 06, 2015

If you want to see what this museum has to offer, than yes, you will enjoy this movie. The museum is spectacular.
This is more of a documentary style, than a movie. I was amused and stunned when the museum patrons and staff had a no-clothes day. LOL A slow-moving film.

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jimg2000
Jul 05, 2014

An original script show casing the less glamorous modern Vienna and its museum. Can imagine the same script on other cities, i.e. a foreigner and a local historian of some kind introducing the history and sights of cities around the world. The extra short film Amber City is worth a watch as well. On appreciation of art -- paintings are in a sense inventories: Collection of people, of proverbs, of get-ups and postures, of forms of behavior and ways of occupying space.

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badgirls
Mar 22, 2014

This film is so wonderful and features the multi talented Mary Margaret O' Hara. She plays a Canadian woman who suddenly has to go to Vienna to visit a hospitalized sick cousin. She doesn't have a lot of money so in her spare time she visits the famous Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. There she meets a security guard and they develop a friendship. The film looks at their developing connection. Also featured are many great paintings, these paintings are then reflected in scenes of modern Vienna. This is not a romance but "older" people enjoying each other's company. I saw this film during the summer and was quite entranced, looking forward to seeing it again.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 10, 2014

Word of warning: much patience is required for you to enjoy this basically two-person drama. Two lonely people, one local and one from Montreal, crossed their paths in wintry Vienna and formed a deep bond of friendship. There is no sex, no violence but a lot of dialogues in this film. However, if you are an art lover, you are also treated to viewing a numerous of oil paintings and sculptures in the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. That's when I used the 'pause' button on my DVD player, to give me time to enjoy the artwork. Highly recommended if you also happen to enjoy art. In English and German, with subtitles.

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jimg2000
Jul 05, 2014

Somehow, it's already my sixth year working in the museum. I'm thinking about that as I take my seat, with the big wooden door at my back and the little rope in front, like a fence or gate. Guarding has its tedium, but it's not a bad job, not at all. Before this, I taught woodworking in a vocational school and listened to the saws buzz all day. And before that, in my younger days, I worked in the music business, though it didn't seem so much of a business to us at the time. I managed small bands and drove the van on many tours, … I like people, you see, and to be of use... But I had my share of loud. So now, I have my share of quiet. My favorite room is the Bruegel room. It is, one can say without boasting, the finest room of Bruegels in the world, and perhaps the most popular room in the museum, so there's always much watching out to do. And when it's quiet or one tires of looking only at visitors, one can turn an eye to the paintings and you will always see something new, I think.

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jimg2000
Jul 05, 2014

The location of the brothel was indicated by an arrow to an quotation: Dear Jesus who was conceived without sin, help me to sin without conceiving.

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If I want to make something of myself, will I have to go to a larger and complicated city?

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badgirls
Mar 22, 2014

"...some of the oldest stuff looks the most modern, doesn't it?"

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 10, 2014

Other: Some very brief scenes of non-sexual nudity in a museum environment.

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