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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (original title)
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.



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Marian Radu (Romanian Boy)
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Inge Brunner
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

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26 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

71 Fragmentos de uma Cronologia do Acaso  »

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Third part of Michael Haneke's "Glaciation Trilogy" also including The Seventh Continent (1989) and Benny's Video (1992). See more »


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Elephant by Haneke
10 June 2007 | by (Tehran, Iran) – See all my reviews

A Sample film in 90's about violence and how it improves. Pazzle-like narration with 71 episodes, shows us a story about the history of violence. "71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls" has all the signs of a film which could be made in 90's. Haneke is one of the contemporary filmmaker who use the violence scenes to show us how this huge question (why violence?) has no straight answer. 71... is almost look like another haneke's famous film (Code unknown,2000) which both of them are narrating unfinished stories of some journeys. Unexpected final scenes and also, unexpected shocking shots are two icons in this film like another Haneke's films. Haneke's style is like the way Robert bresson made films. Bresson's cinematograph and also Hitchcock's suspense are affected in his cinema. His cinema invites us to watch untold stories about complicated questions of contemporary world.

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