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3 things about Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON

The White Ribbon [2009] 1. Acne in crisp black & white. 2. An added layer of meaning when she says, “Sleep tight.” 3. “I never saw the villagers again.” A very slow fade to black, as if all the people … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES

Funny Games [2007] 1. Knife on the boat red herring. 2. “There’s not an extra calorie on that body.” 3. He spits out the bread, unable to swallow. 3 other things. And my two cents.

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s CACHE (HIDDEN)

Caché [2005] 1. Behind him a wall of books, all blank, all dummies. Set dressing. 2. To kill time until she gets home, he idly watches news reports of international atrocities. 3. Majid takes a razor from his pocket; Georges … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s THE PIANO TEACHER

The Piano Teacher [2001] 1. A sequence of “representative” vignettes as part of the opening credits. 2. She waits patiently at the snack bar, drinking from a styrofoam cup. 3. “Are you trying to say I should leave?”

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s AMOUR

Amour [2012] 1. Rotting fruit in a bowl. A layer of dust on the piano. 2. “I did not know how incompetent how you were.” 3. The connecting door between the living room and the bedroom has finally been opened. … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s CODE UNKNOWN

Code Unknown [2000] 1. Still chewing his last bite, he washes his plate at the sink. He goes into the bathroom and flushes the toilet to cover up the sound of his crying. 2. An adaptation of The Collector starring … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES

Funny Games [1997] 1. His wink changes everything. 2. The hands of the clock in the kitchen are stopped at 10:10. 3. John Zorn.

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