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"Lemminge" Arkadien (1979)

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Original Air Date:
2 May 1979 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Haneke unplugged - consistent themes, early, bare-bones exploration. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Regina Sattler ... Evi Wasner
Christian Ingomar ... Christian Beranek
Eva Linder ... Sigrid Leuwen

Paulus Manker ... Sigurd Leuwen
Christian Spatzek ... Fritz Naprawnik
Hilde Berger ... Anna, Dienstmädchen
Walter Schmidinger ... Prof. Georg Schäfer
Elisabeth Orth ... Gisela Schäfer

Bernhard Wicki ... Herr Leuwen
Gustl Halenke ... Frau Leuwen
Kurt Sowinetz ... Herr Naprawnik
Greta Zimmer ... Frau Naprawnik

Rudolf Wessely ... Herr Wasner

Ingrid Burkhard ... Frau Wasner
Kurt Nachmann ... Dr. Aigner
Helma Gautier ... Frau Aigner
Lena Stolze ... Gertraud Aigner
Zoltan Paul ... Letscho
Elisabeth Schwarz ... Bettina Rabenstein (as Elisabeth Schwarzbau)
Manfred Neuboeck ... Hans Malecz

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Haneke 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Haneke 

Produced by
Wolfgang Ainberger .... producer: ORF
Jens-Peter Behrend .... producer: SFB
Robert Siepen .... producer
Original Music by
Alexander Steinbrecher 
Cinematography by
Walter Kindler 
Jerzy Lipman 
Film Editing by
Marie Homolkova 
Art Direction by
Peter Manhardt 
Costume Design by
Barbara Langbein 
Makeup Department
Edda Hackenberg .... makeup artist
Adolf Uhrmacher .... makeup artist
Production Management
Klaus Jüptner .... unit manager
Peter Leidenfrost .... production manager
Karl Schwetter .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gusti Brunjes-Goldschwendt .... assistant director (as Auguste Brünjes-Goldschwendt)
Sound Department
Herbert Giesser .... sound mixer
Johannes Paiha .... sound

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Additional Details

113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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Anachronisms: In a scene taking place in the autumn of 1959, three characters listen to the song "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee. That song would not be released until July the following year.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Virgin Spring (1960)See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Haneke unplugged - consistent themes, early, bare-bones exploration., 18 November 2007
Author: mrmarkiem from United States

The dark mood is set in the first scene: the vandalizing of cars. At once a deeply anti-bourgeois impulse and an act that expresses the faceless anomie of the post-war generation, this film is a melodramatic exploration of teenage resistance to overbearing parents and the constricting influence of a too-small Austrian town. Haneke upends Arcadia (youthful innocence) by transgressing boundaries such as sex out of marriage; smoking; and adultery with an adult. His teens damage cars and otherwise passive-aggressively act against parents. Haneke then subverts the bourgeois fiction of happiness and security by suggesting that in the end our own self-absorption and lack of empathy will relegate our relationships to hostile acts. We can never know each other, and that ultimately we cannot care. As the character of Sigrid's experience suggests, forget friends and family - ultimately we are cast out alone. The film is a bare bones exploration (a la Bergman) of the themes he will explore in more understated fashion in later work and more sensationally in Funny Games and Benny's video.

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