"Director: Michael Haneke"

  • Benny's Video [DVD]Benny's Video | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £9.56   |  Saving you £6.43 (40.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke's disturbing film portrays the alienation of a young boy whose experience of the world is refracted through the lens of his video camera and his television screen. Arno Frisch later to play one of the psychopathic young men in Funny Games plays the 14 year-old Benny who brings a girl home to his parents' empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later 'Funny Games' Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and depictions of violence.

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    4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS -The friendship between two girls is tested to its absolute limits in this utterly compelling drama set in the twilight years of Communist-era Romania. Gabita (Laura Vasiliu), young and naïve, is pregnant. She turns to her more pragmatic room mate Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help and a meeting is arranged in a downtown hotel with the shady Mr Bebe (Vlad Ivanov). Entering a dangerous and illegal underworld where the stakes are high and nothing is as it seems, the girls are set for a life-changing experience that neither will ever forget. Brilliantly observed, superbly performed and directed with quite astonishing flair, this tense, poignant and provocative film has been hailed as a modern masterpiece. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR - At 15, Adele doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself. THE CLASS - The greatest lessons are learnt when life enters the classroom. The tense environment of a tough inner-city school where cultures and attitudes often clash is revealed in this award-winning drama based on François Bégaudeau s best-selling novel Between the Walls. Bégaudeau himself stars as an idealistic teacher of a class of unruly 15 year-olds, whose spiky independence present a constant challenge to his sometimes unconventional teaching methods. Featuring an outstanding non-professional cast of real teachers and students, Laurent Cantet s gripping and sharply observed film offers a microcosm of contemporary society and explores the issues and challenges of education today. THE WHITE RIBBON -A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I. The story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all?

  • Funny Games [1997]Funny Games | DVD | (26/06/2006) from £9.19   |  Saving you £-1.20 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    A family settles into their new vacation home, which just so happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

  • The Michael Haneke Trilogy [DVD]The Michael Haneke Trilogy | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £25.63   |  Saving you £4.36 (17.01%)   |  RRP £29.99

    This three disc box set presents three early masterpieces 'The Seventh Continent' 'Benny's Video' and '71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance'. Provocative daring and visionary Michael Haneke has established himself as one of the world's most distinctive and intelligent contemporary filmmakers. The Seventh Continent: Based on a true story Haneke's first theatrical feature is a disturbing portrait of familial disintegration which he describes as a depiction of his native Austria's 'progressive emotional glaciation'. Set over a three year period it documents how the mundane day to day routines of a middle class family alienate them from the world and each other until suddenly and shockingly their lives self-destruct. Addressing themes that would inform much of his later work - the breakdown of society violence and the media - 'The Seventh Continent' is both intelligent and masterfully composed. Benny's Video: Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke's disturbing film portrays the alienation of a young boy whose experience of the world is refracted through the lens of his video camera and his television screen. Arno Frisch later to play one of the psychopathic young men in Funny Games plays the 14 year-old Benny who brings a girl home to his parents' empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later Funny Games Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and depictions of violence. 71 Fragments Of A Chronology Of Chance: Haneke's articulate critique of the isolating effects of western society the media and television in particular is composed of an intricate series of unrelated scenes culminating in an apparently motiveless act of violence. Perfectly paced and executed Haneke's skilful weaving of these tableaux into a coherent and compelling whole is mesmerising and strangely beautiful.

  • Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 2 Oscar Winners [Blu-ray]Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 2 Oscar Winners | Blu Ray | (03/10/2016) from £68.83   |  Saving you £-18.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A SEPARATION - The stand out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear, A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film boasts a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast who collectively received the Silver Bears for both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlinale. The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance. When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn t know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband s (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. THE GREAT BEAUTY - Jep Gambardella, a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist, spends his easy life among Rome s high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of his friend s wife a woman he loved as an 18-year-old his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. A dazzling, dizzying, mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. IDA - Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Award-winning Polish born director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort - BAFTA award, My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama. AMOUR - Focusing on the lives of an elderly couple and the strain their relationship undergoes after one of them suffers a mild stroke, AMOUR is one of the most powerfully moving, emotionally devastating pieces of cinema ever made. From one of, if not the greatest director working today MICHAEL HANEKE. Winner of the 2012 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • The Seventh Continent [DVD]The Seventh Continent | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (32.60%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Based on a true story Haneke's first theatrical feature is a disturbing portrait of familial disintegration which he describes as a depiction of his native Austria's 'progressive emotional glaciation'. Set over a three year period it documents how the mundane day to day routines of a middle class family alienate them from the world and each other until suddenly and shockingly their lives self-destruct. Addressing themes that would inform much of his later work - the breakdown of society violence and the media - 'The Seventh Continent' is both intelligent and masterfully composed.

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    Set Comprises: Three Colours Blue (Trois Coleurs Bleu): Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours trilogy which explores the French Revolutionary ideals of Freedom Equality and Brotherhood are landmarks of world cinema. 'Three Colours Blue' was an immediate success winning the top prizes at the 1993 Venice film festival and unanimous praise from critics and audiences the world over. Julie (Juliette Binoche) loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and though devastated she tries to make a new start away from her country house and a would-be lover. But music still surrounds her and she uncovers some unpleasant facts about her husband's life. Slowly Julie learns to live again as music and the gift of creativity prove to be a healing force. Code Unknown (Code Inconnu): Paris. A very busy boulevard. Someone throws a crumpled piece of paper into the outstretched hands of a beggar-woman. This is the bond which for an instant links the trajectories of several very different characters : Anne a young actress is on the threshold of making it in the cinema. Her boyfriend Georges is a war photographer he is rarely in France. His father is a farmer. Georges' younger brother Jean has no interest in taking over the farm. Amadou is a music teacher in an institute for deaf-mute children. His father a taxi driver originates from Africa. His little sister is deaf and it's because of her that Amadou has chosen his profession. Maria comes from Romania and sends home the money she gets from begging. Having been deported she goes back home to spend some time with her family before embarking on another humiliating journey to France. What do they have in common these characters and those whose path they cross? Written and directed by Michael Haneke one of modern cinema's most distinctive and ambitious directors Code Unknown is a complex film of powerful emotional force and a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers between people social class race and the difficulty of communicating in the modern world. The Night Is Young (Mauvais Sang): Leos Carax's second film confirmed his status as one of the most talented young French filmmakers of his generation. Set a few years before the 21st century Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood) tells the story of Alex (Dennis Lavant) the teen-age son of a murdered criminal who is enlisted by two former associates of his father to steal a valuable serum for an AIDS-like disease. Alex's mission becomes complicated when he begins to fall in love with one of the associates' young mistress (Juliette Binoche) and he becomes involved in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a rival gang woman known only as ""The American.""

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    A family settles into their new vacation home, which just so happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

  • The French Collection Vol 3: Isabelle Huppert [DVD]The French Collection Vol 3: Isabelle Huppert | DVD | (21/09/2009) from £20.23   |  Saving you £3.76 (18.59%)   |  RRP £23.99

    The French Collection: Vol.3 - Isabelle Huppert

  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance [DVD]71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (48.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Haneke's articulate critique of the isolating effects of western society the media and television in particular is composed of an intricate series of unrelated scenes culminating in an apparently motiveless act of violence. Perfectly paced and executed Haneke's skilful weaving of these tableaux into a coherent and compelling whole is mesmerising and strangely beautiful.

  • Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 2 Oscar Winners [DVD]Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 2 Oscar Winners | DVD | (03/10/2016) from £16.39   |  Saving you £26.59 (198.43%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A Separation, the stand out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear, A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society.

  • Funny Games [Blu-ray]Funny Games | Blu Ray | (28/07/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    You brought this on yourself... In this provocative and brutal thriller from director Michael Haneke a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Over one long night their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive. Remade from his own acclaimed 1997 film Funny Games is written and directed by Michael Haneke and stars Naomi Watts Tim Roth Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet.

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    The Seventh Continent (1989): Described by Haneke as a reflection on ""the progressive emotional glaciation of Austria "" The Seventh Continent focuses on George (Dieter Berner) a middling engineer and his sardonic wife Anna (Birgit Doll). Unable to empathize with their daughter's compulsion for lying and uninterested in each other's emotional well-being the couple turns their pedestrian way of life into a vortex of subjective malaise. And while a recurring ad for an Australian vacation stands as a signal of potential blissfulness the couple's perfunctory melancholy eventually materialized into barbarism. Based on a true story and filmed as a succession of beautifully composed and yet mundane tableaux this unsentimental depiction of individual and family collapse ""ranks among the most truly terrifying in modern cinema"" (Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune). More than a metaphor of hope and escape The Seventh Continent is a meticulous dive into the postmodern disregard of affect - and a stark look at lives severed from feelings. Benny's Video (1993): Winner of the FIPRESCI award given by the International Federation of Film Critics in 1993 Benny's Video is the second installment of Michael Haneke's (The Piano Teacher Cache) ""emotional glaciation"" trilogy. Written and directed by Haneke the bone-chilling story opens with the amateur footage of a pig being slaughtered with a butcher gun. This unceremonious recording is owned by 14-year-old Benny (Arno Frisch; Haneke's Funny Gamers) a boy whose preferred mediums of experience are video cameras action movies and the surveillance monitors placed in his room. Accustomed to a trite routine of school activities daily visits to a local video store and hours in front of his bedroom TV Benny finds himself enthralled by his tape of a slaughtered swing. Staying alone is his parents' apartment Benny eventually brings home an unknown girl immediately exposing her to the rapturous videotaping. Then after revealing that he stole the gun that took the pig's life Benny coldly shoots his guest and turns his unwrought curiosity into a slaughter video franchise. ""I once saw a TV program about the tricks they use in action films "" says Benny. ""It's all ketchup and plastic."" By colliding the differences between frames and flesh Haneke's sophomore theatrical release offers a lucid depiction of human beings deprived of their capacity to empathize with - and be hurt by - others. 71 Fragments Of A Chronology Of Chance (1994): With his signature cold cerebral style his long slow takes and meticulous action Austrian director Michael Haneke presents a series of isolated scenes of unrelated people that culminates in an act of sudden and senseless violence in a bank. 71 Fragments Of A Chronology Of Chance delves into some of the prevalent themes of Haneke's earlier films The Seventh Continent and Benny's Video: existential isolation the oppressive force of contemporary western civilization the effects of television on human experience and sudden inscrutable violence. Similar to Antonioni Haneke has become one of the contemporary cinema's greatest provocateurs deliberately withholding crucial information and denying any audience expectation. The eerie and beautiful 71 Fragments Of A Chronology Of Chance hovers between a terrible nihilism and a tenuous humanism.

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    To fill the void of his middle class existence 14-year-old Benny immerses himself in the world of home video recordings and becomes increasingly distant from his family and the world around him. After inviting a girl to his house events take a nasty turn when he re-enacts a scene from one of his favourite videos - the slaughtering of a pig. With the critical and box-office success of Hidden (Cach'') and the remake of his classic Funny Games Michael Haneke has established himself as a leading director on the world's stage. Making films that are as shocking as they are intelligent Haneke's controversial journeys into the dark places within our media-saturated society continue to be unique and unparalleled.

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    The Michael Haneke Anthology

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    A family settles into their new vacation home, which just so happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

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  • Happy End [DVD]Happy End | DVD | (26/03/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Master auteur Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones, it's a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Happy End bears all the hallmarks of Haneke's uniquely stark and unsympathetic style. Pairing pitch-black humour with chillingly precise direction, it's proof if we ever needed it that he remains one of modern cinema's true visionaries. Read more at https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/happy-end/#HiJoRqmElwrKDZ6e.99

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