• sedna

    ★★★½ Watched by sedna 01 Aug, 2015

    Upon finishing it, as with his other films I've seen in the past 3 days, I was left kind of dumbfounded because with Haneke, you really have to think beyond the surface. But the opening and ending shots really puts it all in perspective. The ineptitude of people to calmly listen, understand, and communicate with each other in order to resolve conflicts and the chain of events it leads to.

    The interesting thing for me with Haneke is how I'm…

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  • Jeremy White

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jeremy White 31 Jul, 2015

    Code Unknown is Haneke's most fascinating film. It's essentially a mystery, but the mystery here is not part of the movie like in Cache. In other words, it's not a whodunit. It lies instead in the film's structure and the intention and motivation of the characters. The film deals with a number of issues, including social inequality, race, communication, etc., but Haneke leaves it up to the viewer to figure things out. Code Unknown may remind viewers of Babel or…

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  • Arthur Azir

    ★★★★★ Added by Arthur Azir

    Antes de Paul Haggis ter dirigido 'Crash', Michael Haneke nos entregou essa obra-prima. Mas esta consegue ser ainda mais profunda: uma análise da incapacidade do ser humano e a própria ineficiência de agir em determinadas ocasiões.

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  • Roman Rangel

    ★★★½ Watched by Roman Rangel 30 May, 2015

    Es dificil amar la obra de Michael Haneke pero es aún más difícil no admirarla. Haneke es un cineasta obsesionado con la violencia que se desborda por las orillas de lo mundano. Es sorprendente como en sus películas maneja una tensión abstracta y difusa con semejante maestría.
    En "Code Unknown" esconde su mensaje social en un rompecabezas narrativo en el que nos alimenta pequeñas piezas de cada historia (en realidad esta sigue a dos familias de diferentes razas y estratos…

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  • Alex Fuller

    ★★★½ Watched by Alex Fuller 20 May, 2015

    A surprising and baffling construction, but a very compelling one with a pervasive sense of unease and numerous searingly arresting scenes. Seems likely to bring increasing rewards on reflection and repeat viewings. Big takeaway - I would happily watch an entire film of Juliette Binoche ironing. She is ridiculously, endlessly watchable.

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  • mrdude_o_o

    ★★★★★ Added by mrdude_o_o

    - It is quite amazing that Haneke uses the same style for different themes.

    - Ironing sequence: With this sequence which adds nothing to the film, Haneke refuses to communicate with the audience. He says "I'm giving you this sequence and you can do nothing but watch it - just like what TV does." He wants to remind us that we are so passive in front of the TV. One may think with internet and rating system, a lot has…

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  • DWD

    ★★★★★ Added by DWD

    Beautifully shot scenes of isolation and estrangement; teeters on the edge of despair but finds higher art in the shrug or the sigh; plays with interconnectivity without falling into any of the pitfalls of similarly structured films - this interconnectivity feels real and in its lack of purpose, purposeful.

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  • Matt Fisher

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Fisher 12 May, 2015

    A couple years ago I went through a Haneke phase and when I look back on it now I wonder why; I watched 10 of his films, which was 1 film short of his complete feature filmography (this was pre-Amour, which I've seen now) and aside from The Piano Teacher I can't say I really enjoyed any of them. This was the last of feature films I had to see and I have to say this one proved to be…

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  • Kurdt

    ★★★★ Watched by Kurdt 11 May, 2015

    Michael Haneke, the king of coldness strikes again. His films are so often an intensely uncomfortable experience despite the fact that he usually keeps his audience distant from central characters. Code Unknown is no different, except this time the viewers themselves are practically a character entrenched in the film itself. Despite being an opaque film that’s hard to decipher, Haneke seems to be speaking directly to the audience more than ever. He did this with Funny Games and it’s commentary…

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  • Edward Fetner

    ★★★★½ Added by Edward Fetner

    When I first approached Code Unknown, I was a little apprehensive. Michael Haneke's cynicism can get pretty exhausting, and his films don't really have the dramatic flair to make his "sick social experiments" worthwhile (as opposed to, say, Lars Von Trier). And true to form, Haneke's detest for modern society is out in full force in this movie. However, there is a certain intangible tenderness in Code Unknown that is lost in Benny's Video or Funny Games.

    Haneke acutely seems…

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  • Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 27 Apr, 2015

    Something about Haneke's style is deeply moving. I will be revisiting this film soon enough that is for sure.

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  • Snorfle

    ★★½ Watched by Snorfle 14 Apr, 2015

    Haneke's "Crash". Pretty slow, but I could watch Binoche doing ADR and re-shoots all day.

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