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The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

in Austrian movies

One recognizes great directors by their capacity to renew themselves without abandoning their signature style or their faith in their art. Michael Haneke is among these authors and each one of his films is accompanied by feverish anticipation and suspicious curiosity. Knowing the Austrian filmmaker’s taste for shocking spectators, we can’t help but be on guard, as the provocative director […]

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Cache

Cache

in French Movies

One of the amusing things about watching an enigmatic film with an American audience fatly fed on Hollywood-style suspense is that they assume that every mystery must have a logical explanation, a twist that should be revealed in its last sequence, taking you off-guard and flattering your intelligence. At the end of the premiere at AFI Fest, there was much […]

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Time Of The Wolf

Time Of The Wolf

in French Movies

Following his provocative Piano Teacher, Michael Haneke has chosen to study the evolution of social codes following a disaster. While the film never reveals what happened, what interests the director here is the aftermath rather than the cause, as the absence of any police or military presence seems to point at some conflict-type event. Time of the Wolf follows Isabelle […]

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The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

in French Movies

Never has perversion been so shockingly real without going for cheap thrills or voyeurism. In this tale of painful love and frustration, Isabelle Huppert plays Erika, a loveless piano teacher who escapes her oppressive mom (Annie Girardot) and working routine by frequenting peepshows. When a student, Walter (BenoĆ®t Magimel), unexpectedly falls for her, she finally finds a way to materialize […]

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