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Old 10-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen Michael Haneke's debut film?

I've heard that it's about a family who go through a monotonous day to day life, but are planning something very dark. It's supposed to be like a horror film and is very unsettling. Does anyone know if it's any good?

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This movie disturbed the hell out me, I felt almost nauseous after viewing it. Great movie though, Haneke is one of the best horror directors ever.
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This movie disturbed the hell out me, I felt almost nauseous after viewing it. Great movie though, Haneke is one of the best horror directors ever.
Fantastic! That's just the type of film I'm into. I'm a little concerned about the "slow" aspect though. As long as it's not boring I'll be fine with it, it just sounds like it could be really boring and tedious like, Uzak. But it is Michael Haneke and I have to agree that he is one of the greatest directors of all time.
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Fantastic! That's just the type of film I'm into. I'm a little concerned about the "slow" aspect though. As long as it's not boring I'll be fine with it, it just sounds like it could be really boring and tedious like, Uzak. But it is Michael Haneke and I have to agree that he is one of the greatest directors of all time.

It is slow, painfully slow it reminded me a lot of Haneke's 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994). IMO it is worth checking out, there isn't any violence or anything like that either. But, it is a devastating and well crafted film.
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It is slow, painfully slow it reminded me a lot of Haneke's 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994). IMO it is worth checking out, there isn't any violence or anything like that either. But, it is a devastating and well crafted film.
OK thanks. I've always been confused about what 71 Fragments is actually about. What would be your top Haneke films? Have you seen Amour? That film destroyed me!
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I haven't seen Amour. There are a hand full of Haneke films I left to see.

71 Fragments is my least favorite Haneke film so far. It isn't bad, just painfully slow and I didn't feel the payoff at the end was all that great.

I did just watch Der Kopf des Mohren (The Moor's Head), which I really enjoyed.
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I saw this one last night and was extremely disturbed. This has got to be one of the most depressing films ever made.

It's slow to start off with, but I was never bored, however perhaps this is down to me being a huge fan of Michael Haneke and knowing the outcome (which I stupidly read by mistake).

I felt immersed in the mundane and bleak lives of the family and by the second half I was completely hooked. The film is incredibly cold, distant and unsentimental which makes the tragic second half even more painful to watch. There are some extremely powerful and disturbing images which almost made me cry (something I hardly ever do in a film.)

This is powerful, heart-breaking cinema which is magnificently directed and acted. Chills shot up my spine at the end and I went to bed feeling shaken and appalled. Don't touch this film if you're a manic depressive, but please do touch it if you like powerful, brave and disturbing film-making.

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Checking this bad boy out ASAP. His US remake of Funny Games came off as pretentious to me so I don't know if his original is any different, but this sounds like exactly what I'm into.
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I've been meaning to see this for quite a while now. Love Haneke and this looks excellent.
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A great film, disturbing, tragic and hopeless concerning the existential void of people living in the so called "first world" or "welfare state", here portrayed in a family. Since the presentation of the characters we see how Haneke dehumanizes them, using details of the elements that compose their home and everyday life, giving a view of modern society ... cold and alienated, unable to love or feel.

The beginning is a bit slow, but necessary, I would say, to make us part of that pace of cyclical and boring life, and therefore understand the situation of the family. Incredible is the scene in which they realize that they are dead in life.

And its last 15 minutes are truly shocking simply devastating.
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