Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known, but soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it? Written by
Luis Canau <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>
Did You Know?
Director Michael Haneke
told producer 'Veit Heiduschka' during the production that if the film was a success, it would be because audiences had misunderstood the meaning behind it. See more
While launching the sailboat, the son is seen (from a distance) wearing a swimsuit. Next, at the dock -and still in the boat- he is fully clothed. See more
Almost. Björling is easy.
References The Seventh Continent
Performed by Frank Jonko Band See more