Drama • 2000 • 1 hr 58 min
My least favourite from Haneke. It's presentation is needlessly complex, but it does tell a worthwhile story if you have patience.
A fragmentary sequence. Some might find it rather inert but it raises interesting questions about modern Europe
Haneke, whether you like him or not, is one of the greatest auteurs ever. He's precise and shows such powerful aesthetic. Another great film
Stunning camera work captures rather tough to watch sequences. Such an odd movie and I don’t mean that positively. A strange one for sure
I used to adore Henke as a teenager. But I don’t so much anymore. This is one of his films I just could hardly get through.
A connection of interesting and beautifully shot single takes that don't really add up to anything in the end, but that's exactly the point.
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.
An upper middle-class housewife suffering from various unexplained symptoms of illness comes to believe that she is suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity and moves into a secluded facility to recover.
A 14-year-old video enthusiast obsessed with violent films decides to make one of his own and show it to his parents, with tragic results.
Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
A well-to-do French family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks and crises while paying little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck. Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of committing suicide.
A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.