Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane) (2013)
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Austrian director Daniel Hoesl takes the reins for this eccentric comedy with a satirical edge. Fanni (Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg) is a middle-aged Viennese woman with a familial scandal in her past that is never fully explained. She develops an utter disregard for all material comforts - one so strong that even after her landlords stop by and indicate same-day eviction, she scarcely takes notice. After they forcibly lock her out of her building, she steals an automobile from a dealership,
Channeling the aesthetics of a tasteful European art film, yet thumbing its nose at haute-bourgeois institutions, Soldate Jeannette depicts the disillusioned failure of materialism as it pushes its grass-is-greener agenda.
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