Fucky Film Review!

The Seventh Continent

Posted by Web Manager on August 31, 2008

Michael Haneke 1989

I didn’t know anything about this film (or the true story upon which it is based) before I saw it, and I can’t imagine having seen it otherwise (knowing what was going to happen).  The devil is truly in the details here, the little things that the camera concentrates on in the family apartment, and the way these details of domesticity are used to powerful effect in the climax.  More of a statement than a movie, but for me it was a good introduction to Haneke’s sensibility.  It was cool how the image of the money in the toilet was powerful despite being so basic.


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