Mystery • R • 2005 • 1 hr 57 min
Dark bizarre story, like a European Lynch film. A really contemplative, deep film
What a ride, with so many layers and am ambiguous narrative to peel through. Worth a watch if you want to think about it after
Phenomenal directing, writing, and performances. There is always something that keeps you invested and it leaves many burning questions.
Incredible, I just can’t stop thinking about this film. All I ask for from cinema
Excellent French psychological thriller movie, great story and script well worth watching
A film that needs to be seen again & again. It demands that you pay attention & think about what you are seeing. Utterly brilliant.
A top class mystery-thriller that will keep you rethinking repeatedly. I spent the following week looking over my shoulder constantly
Michael Haneke's intriguing long shots with not a lot of movement might not be for everyone. A film about memories, communication and guilt.
Haneke’s crowning achievement. Chilling.
I went in without any information and it was very rewarding.
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