- General info
Haneke’s articulate critique of the isolating effects of western society, the media and television in particular, is composed of an intricate series of unrelated scenes, culminating in an apparently motiveless act of violence. Perfectly paced and executed, Haneke’s skilful weaving of these tableaux into a coherent and compelling whole is mesmerising and strangely beautiful.
- Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent, Udo Samel, Branko Samarovski, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich, Alexander Pschill, Klaus Händl, Corina Eder, Dorothee Hartinger, Patricia Hirschbichler, Barbara Nothegger, Lucia Steindl, Richard Cieslar, Ernst Taschl, Jan Sedlacek, Sandra Sablik, Oliver Fiala
- Michael Haneke
- Michael Haneke
- 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls
- Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 95 minutes
- German Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
- Michael Haneke Interview
- Theatrical Trailer
More like 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
Not one to be watched for pleasure.
- 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance review by JD
Of the almost random scenes, some of which finish in mid-sentence, some feature a man practising table-tennis, most are pretty dull. Some of the clips of news presentations are pretty grim (most notably the rotting corpses in the Yugoslavian ethnic cleansing era). The excerpts are of the lives of several characters most of whom are either dull or unpleasant. These people are all in one place at one time at the end of the film. As a narrative or story or piece of entertainment it is poor. As an alternative way of directing a film it is outstanding. If you want an arty experience get this one. You will remember it for a while.
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