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Closely tied to the German film industry through WWII, Austria produced largely escapist product afterward until the 1970s brought a new generation of experimentally-inclined directors. More recently
its reputation for savage social critiques got the country named "world capital of feel-bad cinema" by the New York Times, thanks in large part to such influential, pessimistic auteurs as Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl.

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