Friday, March 4, 2016


(Post 42 of 50)

Some quick takes on the most relatively recent listings from the
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list

I've seen enough Michael Haneke movies to know that a Michael Hankeke thriller is not going to be a typical by the number suspense thriller. The above shot is how the movie starts. It is camera surveillance tape that the husband and wife characters in this movie keep getting copies of. What is it all about? We find out slowly and we are given clues and the movie goes off in all sorts of directions that you might not expect it to go. Some parts made me say "wow," while others made me ask "what?" I had to watch the final scene a couple of times for it to register. I''m still not sure I got it completely, but Haneke films aren't supposed to be easy. It is my favorite of his films on the 1001 list. (The others being Funny Games and The White Ribbon).

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