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Date of birth
23 March 1942, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Michael Haneke (March 23, 1942, Munich, Germany)
Selected filmography of
Michael Haneke (born March 23, 1942æ Munich, Germany) is an Austrian filmmaker and writer best known for his bleak and disturbing style.
His films often document problems and failures in modern society. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema.
He is also known for raising social issues in his work. Besides working as filmmaker he also teaches directing at the Filmacademy Vienna.
“Every film is manipulative, raping the viewer. So the question is: Why do I rape the viewer?”
At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, The White Ribbon won the Palme d'Or for best film.
He has made films in French, German and English.
"My films are intended as polemical statements against the American 'barrel down' cinema and its dis-empowerment of the spectator. They are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false (because too quick) answers, for clarifying distance in place of violating closeness, for provocation and dialogue instead of consumption and consensus." -- From "Film as catharsis".
"Pornography, it seems to me, is no different from war films or propaganda films in that it tries to make the visceral, horrific, or transgressive elements of life consumable."
"Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth, or at the service of the attempt to find the truth."
"My favourite film-maker of the decade is Abbas Kiarostami. He achieves a simplicity that’s so difficult to attain."
1989 The Seventh Continent
1992 Benny's Video
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
1997 Funny Games
2000 Code Unknown
2002 The Piano Teacher
2003 Time of the Wolf
2005 Caché (Hidden)
2008 Funny Games (US remake)
2009 The White Ribbon (Palme d'O, 2009)
2012 Love - Amour (2012)
1995 Lumière and Company' (segment "Michael Haneke/Vienne")
Love - Amour (2012)
The White Ribbon - Das weisse Band (2009)
Hidden - Caché (2005)
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