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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

Wild Mouse

Wilde Maus

2017, Josef Hader, Austria/Germany, 103 min. With Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 16th 8:15pm
  • Mon, Mar 19th 8:15pm

"One of the most refreshing discoveries of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival...adventurousness and absurdism are equally appealing." - Geoff Andrew, Time Out London

"Effortlessly fun…an elegantly constructed affair, sprinkled with wry quips and artfully buried jokes." - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

A stuffy fiftyish Viennese music critic gets unceremoniously dumped by his newspaper in favor of a clueless but cheaper millennial, kicking off this arch mid-life crisis-revenge comedy, the first feature as writer/director by popular standup comic and actor Hader (STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE). Georg (Hader) continues to fake the highbrow life to his younger baby-craving psychiatrist wife, while leading the humiliating lowbrow routine of the unemployed. Hader casts a satirical eye on both his hero and his adversaries, as a chance encounter puts Georg in an unusual business arrangement with his childhood nemesis, while he plots a string of prankish strikes against his former editor. In German and Italian with English subtitles. Courtesy of The Match Factory. ProRes digital widescreen. (BS)

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