And, at last, you did it, Haneke.
(All there is to say about this is there in the cover and the title. Don't you ever forget the things you always forget, please)
Code Unknown is about a group of people related to one minor incident. The film looks awesome. Each scene is short and purposeful. Tension builds to astonishing effect. Available on Netflix Instant, Code Unknown is essential viewing.
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Mira que me gusta Haneke ('Funny Games' y 'Amour' me parecen dos obras maestras), pero 'Código Desconocido' me ha dejado totalmente indiferente. La película tiene varias escenas memorables (como el inici que desencadena todo con la pelea y la mujer vagabunda o la escena del vagón de metro con Juliette Binoche y el moro), pero en líneas generales me ha parecido aburrida y me ha dejado muy frío. Entiendo el mensaje que quiere transmitir la película -los prejuicios sociales/racistas y…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is the first film I've seen by Michael Haneke, and while it was technically very impressive I never felt like it pulled me in. The fact that each scene is done in a single take, or very near to a single take, is impressive, as is the overlaying of the drum music in the final sequence, which give a sense of foreboding to things we'd mostly seen happen before. I suppose the intention of the film was to focus…
La solita ricognizione di Haneke nel non senso della contemporaneità,
dove gli istinti ferini dell'uomo sono sempre in agguato per colpire
e uccidere, o ferire a morte.
This is not only Haneke's most abstract film, it is one of the most abstract films I've ever seen.
It's technically as good as every other Haneke film and it features a fantastic performance from Juliette Binoche. The story at first seemed sort of straight forward but once you delve into it you figure out it simply isn't.
What makes this film so confusing is the way it's edited and the way it's written. There are seven different languages spoken…
Film #4 for Movie Club
Code Unknown features a prologue wherein a group of deaf children are trying to guess the idea that one of their classmates is attempting to express. A little girl cowers down into a corner and the other children offer ideas: sad? scared? imprisoned? Haneke ends the scene before any of the children guess correctly, and subsequently gives us a preview of what we're about to watch: people trying and failing to understand each other.
some great moments, but as a whole, this film didn't really do it for me. loved the ending though.
The only thing more dull and pointless than the first 100 minutes of this film are the last 18 minutes of this film! I watched Code Unknown while on a bus ride from Seoul to Goseong. There were times when I stared out of the window rather than look down at my iPad, simply because the passing countryside – grey, brown, and dead in the middle of winter – was much more interesting than the image on my screen. This…
A masterpiece. Fragmented, yes. But is that not what film is? Is that not what life is?
Film #4 of Movie Club
For you, it's theory. For me, it's real life
Interesting that director Michael Haneke would use this line in one of his films. Now I'm not going to pretend to be overly familiar with Haneke's work, as I've only seen his transgressive "Funny Games" previously. But to me, it seems like his theory is about capturing "real life", and in this film he unfortunately cuts out the audience's eyeballs to spite their popcorn loving faces.…
I have a degree in film. Sadly, I have not yet hit the big time. I think I'm beginning to realize what I've done wrong. All I needed to get a Golden Palm nomination at Cannes was to film a woman ironing her clothes for 10 minutes straight, and a guy walking down the street!
Okay, I don't want to rant on the film and say "da doy so stupid!" or "so pretentious!" I'll simply say ".... I don't get…