Security guard Joseph Schmutz enjoys the sensuality of obedience. Tenderly and consecratingly, the brush passes over the uniform skirt, and the rag glides over the black-soled boots. Dirt is not vain; the ritual is for a higher power: the power of property. The loyal official serves it with body and soul, and it bestows upon him the delights of the fulfillment of duty. The earthly representative of the shapeless being, the chief controller, entrusts him with a divine pledge; the object of watch is a sprawling, albeit disused, paper factory, flowed through by a dark body of water that seems to spring straight from the underworld.
"Dirt is a film of joyful discipline, passionate obedience and lustfully tamed violence." DIETRICH KUHLBRODT
Fritz Schediwy, Hans Michael Rehberg, Siggi Schwientek, Josefin Platt, Mareile Geister, Axel Böhmert, Günther Bothur, Hanno Pöschl and many more
Paulus Manker, Franz Novotny
Karl J. Mrkwicka, Andreas Kamm
DIALOGUES: Michael Haneke
SOUND: Walter Amann