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The Seventh Continent (1989)

Der siebente Kontinent (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 9 October 1992 (Sweden)
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director:

Michael Haneke

Writers:

Michael Haneke, Johanna Teicht (script)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Birgit Doll Birgit Doll ... Anna Schober
Dieter Berner ... Georg Schober
Leni Tanzer Leni Tanzer ... Evi Schober
Udo Samel ... Alexander
Silvia Fenz Silvia Fenz ... Optiker Kundin
Robert Dietl
Elisabeth Rath Elisabeth Rath ... Lehrerin
Georges Kern Georges Kern
Georg Friedrich ... Störungsdienst der Post
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

First part of Michael Haneke's "Glaciation Trilogy" also including Benny's Video (1992) and 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994). See more »

Quotes

Anna Schober: Four days ago, at the beginning of the month, Georg started in his new position. It took him a lot to get there. You might remember that when he first started, his new boss didn't like him at all. But now he's made it. He brought new inspiration to the department. So when his boss fell ill with an intestinal problem and was off sick more than at work, Georg was asked to take over the department provisionally. His boss is retiring soon anyway. Georg's appointment as head of department is just a ...
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Connections

Followed by 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Piece of the Action
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Written by Sarah Durkee & Paul Jacobs
Performed by Meat Loaf
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agonizingly depressing
26 June 2000 | by dshohamSee all my reviews

One of the most chilling movies I have ever seen, the idea for this film was reportedly sparked by real events in Austria. Similar to "Safe" in its depiction of modern anomie, but more powerful. The director is much more sympathetic to the characters than Todd Haynes was in his film.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

O Sétimo Continente See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wega Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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