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Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke was born on March 23, 1942 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for The White Ribbon (2009), Amour (2012) and Caché (Hidden) (2005). He is married to Susanne. They have four children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 93 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Amour (screenplay)
 2009 The White Ribbon (story) / (written by)
 2007 Funny Games (written by)
 2005 Caché (Hidden) (written by)
 2003 Time of the Wolf (writer)
 2000 Code Unknown
 1997 Funny Games
 1997 The Castle (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1993 Die Rebellion (TV Movie)
 1993 Tatort (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kesseltreiben (1993) ... (writer)
 1992 Benny's Video
 1991 Nachruf für einen Mörder (TV Movie)
 1989 The Seventh Continent (writer)
 1987 Schmutz (dialogue)
 1984 Wer war Edgar Allan? (TV Movie)
 1979 Lemminge (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Verletzungen (1979)
- Arkadien (1979)
 1976 Three Paths to the Lake (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1974 After Liverpool (TV Movie)
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I always want to leave open the answer to the question, 'Why did someone do something?' In this case, [any] answer is only there to reassure and to calm the viewer. To say, 'His mommy didn't love her little boy enough,' is ridiculous. That's not it. I think the reason for a crime or an accident is always much more complex than what you can describe in seventy minutes. See more »


After the death of Michael's mother, his stepfather Alexander Steinbrecher married the set designer Elisabeth Urbancic, who happens to be the mother of actor Christoph Waltz. See more »



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