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26 October 1995 (USA) See more »
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gabriel Cosmin Urdes ... Marian Radu (Romanian Boy)
Lukas Miko ... Max
Otto Grünmandl ... Tomek
Anne Bennent ... Inge Brunner
Udo Samel ... Paul Brunner
Branko Samarovski ... Hans
Claudia Martini ... Maria
Georg Friedrich ... Bernie
Alexander Pschill ... Hanno
Klaus Händl ... Gerhard
Corina Eder ... Anni
Dorothee Hartinger ... Kristina
Patricia Hirschbichler ... Sabine Tomek
Barbara Nothegger ... Fürsorgerin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gudrun Gutt ... (uncredited)

Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Johannes Kollmann ... (uncredited)
Karl Künstler ... (uncredited)
Clemens Matzka ... Peter (uncredited)
Wolfgang Michalek ... (uncredited)
Jan Sedlacek ... Kassierer (uncredited)
Axel Sichrovsky ... 2. Wachmann (uncredited)
Lucia Steindl ... Petra (uncredited)
Ernst Taschl ... Hauptkassierer (uncredited)
Herbert Waibel ... TV-Journalist (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Paul Bielicki .... co-producer
Michael Böhme .... associate producer
Veit Heiduschka .... producer
Willi Segler .... producer: ZDF
Cinematography by
Christian Berger 
Film Editing by
Marie Homolkova 
Casting by
Lucky Englander 
Fritz Fleischhacker 
Production Design by
Christoph Kanter 
Costume Design by
Erika Navas 
Makeup Department
Monika Fischer-Vorauer .... assistant makeup artist
Michaela Hofstetter .... special makeup effects artist
Ilse Weisz-Stainer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alexander Foggensteiner .... unit manager
Phillip Kaiser .... unit manager
Kurt Werner 'Mingo' Krusche .... production manager
Hermann Wolf .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ramses Ramsauer .... third assistant director
Art Department
Christian Binder .... set builder
Gerhard Dohr .... set builder
Peter Ecker .... property master: outdoor
Rudolf Hobsig .... set builder
Thomas Hörhan .... set builder
Ferdinand Kammerer .... set builder
Peter Lenz .... set builder
Herwig Schretter .... property master: indoor
Sound Department
Hannes Eder .... sound mixer
Willi Kluth .... foley artist
Willi Kluth .... foley editor
Hans-Walter Kramski .... foley artist
Marc Parisotto .... sound
Max Vornehm .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Franz Endlicher .... lighting technician
Martin Gschlacht .... assistant camera
Thomas Horváth .... lighting technician
Kai Meyer-Ricks .... dolly
Bernhard Pötscher .... assistant camera
Gerhard Stüttler .... video technician
Markus Wogrolly .... video operator
Thomas Öhl .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cinzia Cioffi .... wardrobe
Angelika Gregoric .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Emmanuel Fortin .... colorist - 2012 digital remastering
Marie Haider .... assistant editor
Andreas Prochaska .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sabine Gally .... continuity
Philipp Kaiser .... location manager
Michael Katz .... production accountant
Ulrike Lässer .... production secretary
Riccardo Meneghel .... production assistant
Andreas Polz .... technical advisor
Christa Preisinger .... production accountant
Martin Schemitsch .... technical advisor
Claudio Schreiber .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls" - Austria (original title)
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100 min
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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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4 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
random rundown ran numb?, 13 December 2009
Author: ThurstonHunger from Palo Alto, CA, USA

I was drawn to the film by the "experimental" description, but it ends up being sort of a raw film verite crossed with a hand-held documentary in a fiction film. Perhaps its thesis is that the unnatural workings of civilization lead to crime being natural.

But then there's Michael Jackson, inserted twice through entertainment news clips to reinforce the notion that our environment produces us and not vice versa? Add in several long uncut scenes (the film prides itself on unique if not entirely absent editing, hence the Chance nature), and this is a tough watch for me, at least these days. One of the long cuts, the father/grandfather conversation was surely supposed to help us sympathize with alienation in the old-is-obsolete culture. The ping-pong practice? Well, I guess that is repetition of tasks and specialization reduced to meaningless. These thoughts are strictly afterthoughts, during the film both scenes were less readily endured.

Honestly, I think I would review films differently without kids and thus having more time. And this one might benefit from a hearty discussion with friends, or seeing it in a festival format with the director (who was the reason I stumbled across this film). But I'd skip it if given a second chance.

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