Michael Haneke

Code Unknown

30 Nov 2001
? Not Rated
118 min
Michael Haneke
1 win & 3 nominations
Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who's away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into a beggar's lap. Amadou, a young Franco-African, berates him. The police arrive, arrest Amadou and deport the beggar. Georges's girlfriend Anne is upset; it colors her relationship with Georges when he returns from the war. Separate lives intersect for the one moment, around the pastry bag, and all are altered. We follow each as repercussions of the incident play out. Deaf children bookend the film pantomiming words, feelings, and situations: what they are expressing?

Funny Games

11 Mar 1998
108 min
Michael Haneke
4 wins & 6 nominations.
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Hidden (Caché)

17 Feb 2006
? R
117 min
Michael Haneke
26 wins & 29 nominations.
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.