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Another masterful film from the master of masters, Michael Haneke!
As usual from Haneke, this is an incredibly controlled and meticulously made film. The visuals are perfectly done with lots of great framing and use of color (having everything set in white, gray or light brown-colored spaces really added to the atmosphere). The slow pacing lets us soak in the environment and did wonders in increasing the tension. It really proves that you don’t need to put anything overtly tense…
relies almost completely on its shallow aesthetic to get its equally shallow themes and emotions across. would have been a lot better if it had competent writing/structure but god this is just awfully written, with the dramatic climax being one of the most out of left field and poorly handled scenes of its type i've ever seen. plus the fact that the pedophilic romance at it's center isn't treated as exactly that, pedophilic, is a major red flag