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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 (2005). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 91 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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The White Ribbon
Amour Writer
Caché Writer
The Piano Teacher


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 2017 Happy End (written by) (post-production)
 2012 Amour (screenplay)
 2009 The White Ribbon (story) / (written by)
 2007 Funny Games (written by)
 2005 Caché (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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There are those who see film and take it seriously as an artistic medium, and others who go to have a good time, to simply be entertained. I have to be careful , because it sounds like I am condemning, or criticizing what people are doing. I have nothing against that, in the same way that some people like rock music or to go dancing, and other people like to go to a Beethoven concert. It's just ... See more »


Enjoys watching Italian westerns (aka spaghetti westerns). See more »


Short outbursts of violence, often occurring off-screen. See more »



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