Land Without Qualities

Documentary, 75 Minutes, A 2000.

About “Land ohne Eigenschaften” (“Land Without Qualities”)

Friedl’s documentary film on Austria has been called “a disturbing and entrancing road movie that traverses the lands of the Austrian soul” (Andrea Schurian on ORF-TV). “Friedl never comments directly but through his 20/20 vision and his almost hypnotic, cool compositions and montages … [the film] explodes the traditional documentary format. It develops into its own playful art form which is comparable only to a great piece of minimalist music–structured by patterns of visual and aural repetition and variation that are entirely mesmerizing. (Karl Khely, ORF).