Lovely Rita

Synopsis: Rita is an outcast teenager in suburban Austria, misunderstood both at school, where she's disdained by classmates, and at home, where her staunchly religious mother and temperamental father bemoan her inability to fit in with their comfortable bourgeois life. When Rita sets out to seduce her school bus driver, she sets in motion a series of events that changes everyone's lives irrevocably.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jessica Hausner
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
79 min

Dinner's ready!


Rita! Go and get Dad, please.

We were in the mountains

two years ago.

Or perhaps it was three years ago.

Do you remember?

Why are you making a face again?

What do you mean by "again"?

Off you go, now.

Thank you

for every brand new morning.

Thank you

for every lovely day.

Thank you

for taking all my burdens

From me when I pray.

Thank you

for good friends I've won.

Thank you

for each and every one.

Look at her!

You ought to like this port, Gerald.

As a matter of fact

Fichley told me it's the same port

your father gets from him.

Then itll be all right.

The governor prides himself

on being a good judge of port.

I don't pretend to know much about it.

Alex, "I should... "

I should jolly well think not, Gerald.

I'd hate you to know all about port

like one of those purple-faced old men.

I'm not a purple-faced old man.

No, not yet!

But then you don't know all about port.

Do you...

Do you?

Now then, Sybille,

you must take a little tonight.

Special occasion, you know.

Yes, go on, Mummy,

you must drink to our health.

What's that all about?

She missed her line.

It's not my fault.

Okay, Rita, but it's not your turn.

Carry on, Alex.

Yes, go on, Mummy.

The clear favourite only managed

a disappointing 12th place.

Last year's European champion

performed a beautiful free programme

but came in second

before her teammate Volshkova.

The winner took her third crown.

Irina Slotskaya from Moscow

repeated 1996 and 1997 triumphs.

She stunned the experts

with seven dazzling...


You owe me 500 schillings.

Do you have any money on you?


I've got a hundred.

Take the hundred.

You'll get the rest later.

This is the scope.

If you adjust this, there's less recoil.

Go for the deer's front leg.

Raise the gun as high as the heart.

Then aim for the shoulder,

and then, bang, you fire.

He was looking

for various forms of magnetic waves.

I don't really believe in that, but...

They've done studies on it.

99% of all people have the ability

to sense these vibrations.

By the way,

that's Andi and Fexi.

- Hello.

- Hello.

Fexi must avoid fatigue,

remember, Andi?

To being neighbours.


Damn, where am I?

Had enough, kid?

Want one?

Can I have one too?

You really think

that's good for you?

I'm the scorpion!



You just wait!

Look Inge,

you're a grown woman.

How many times have I told you

I don't like the toilet lid left up!

Can't you two close it

when you're done?

Is that too much to ask?

It wasn't me.


You're making a face again!

Would you put the lid down, please?

Any signs of recovery?

Now and then I think it's improving,

but it doesn't last.

It fluctuates.

It gets better

and then it's back in shorter intervals.

It's not easy for him.

No thanks. Thanks.

What do you want to be?

I want to study business.

- You have more options later.

- Making plans already?

I'll believe it when I see it.

Rita, get us a bottle Ired.

- How do I know what kind?

- It's by the door...

Because I was...

because I was in a furious temper.

You knew it was me all the time,

didn't you?

Miss Glaser? Can't we do the test

without the passive voice?


None of us understands it anyway.


That's enough, Sonja.

Pull yourself together.

We get off at the next stop.

You ordered Chicken McNuggets.

What kind of sauce?





Slow outbound on Triester

between Guertel and Wiener Berg.

Delays can be expected

so get an early start.

Wiener Gasse is closed to all traffic

all the way to Lutherstrasse.

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Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner (born 6 October 1972) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter. She has directed six films since 1995. Her film Lovely Rita was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Three years later her film Hotel was screened at the 2004 festival. Her 2014 film Amour Fou was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.In 2002 she was a member of the jury at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.In 2016, she was a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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