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Movies written by Michael Haneke

  • Funny Games

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.

    Read the review of Funny Games

  • Amour

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne’s harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple’s hopes for some dignity prove a dispiriting struggle even as their daughter enters the conflict. In the end, George, with his love fighting against his own weariness and diminished future on top of Anne’s, is driven to make some critical decisions for them both.

  • The Piano Teacher

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

  • The Seventh Continent

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Georg and his wife Anna realize how monotonous and isolated their life is when their daughter Eva, in a desperate attempt to get attention, suddenly pretends to be blind. The family decides to break with their trot and plan to emigrate to Australia.

  • Benny's Video

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A story about a boy called Benny, who watches violent movies, including a home-made video of a pig being slaughtered. Soon after, Benny loses his mind and kills a girl and films the murder with his video camera.

  • The White Ribbon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

  • Code Unknown

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who’s away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into a beggar’s lap. Amadou, a young Franco-African, berates him. The police arrive, arrest Amadou and deport the beggar. Georges’s girlfriend Anne is upset; it colors her relationship with Georges when he returns from the war. Separate lives intersect for the one moment, around the pastry bag, and all are altered. We follow each as repercussions of the incident play out. Deaf children bookend the film pantomiming words, feelings, and situations: what they are expressing?

  • Hidden

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on its front porch that may be the direct result from an event from years ago.

  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Explores the bleak, disjointed lives of several people only to tie them together at the end, during a tragic, violent climax. Spliced together, it unravels the fractured narratives from ten sets of people, ranging from a couple frustrated by their newly-adopted girl, an aging father, to a young runaway. Between these narratives, real news footage reporting on Yugoslavian and Turkish wars, and the Michael Jackson molestation trial, makes the world within the film even larger and colder.

  • Time of the Wolf

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

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