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Benny's Video ()


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A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

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Benny
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Mutter
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Vater
Ingrid Stassner ...
Mädchen
Stephanie Brehme ...
Evi
Stefan Polasek ...
Ricci
Christian Pundy
Max Berner
Hanspeter Müller
Shelley Kästner
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Cecile Gordon ...
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Hans Meiser ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Brigitte Reimann ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Susanne Schneider ...
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Martin Schoendeling ...
Sales manager in videostore (uncredited)
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Ulrike von der Groeben ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Michael Haneke

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Michael Haneke ... ()

Produced by

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Veit Heiduschka ... producer
Michael Katz ... executive producer
Bernard Lang ... producer
Gebhard Zupan ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Christian Berger

Film Editing by

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Marie Homolkova

Editorial Department

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Marie Haider ... assistant editor
Andreas Prochaska ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Christoph Kanter

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Christian Schuster

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Erika Navas

Makeup Department

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Giacomo Peier ... makeup artist
Elisabeth Preindl ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Affaf Fawzi ... unit manager: Egypt
Anne-Catherine Lang ... production manager: Switzerland
Nabil Shazli ... production manager: Egypt
Alfred Strobl ... unit manager
Christian Wolff ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hanus Polak Jr. ... assistant director
Alfred Strobl ... assistant director
Christian Wolf ... assistant director

Art Department

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Robert Kostl ... set dresser
Hans Wagner ... property master: indoor

Sound Department

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Eduard Hofmann ... assistant sound
Mel Kutbay ... foley artist
Karl Schlifelner ... sound mixer / sound
Andreas Sigg ... assistant sound

Special Effects by

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Willi Neuner ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicolaus Cortolezis ... lighting technician
Roland Heinrich ... lighting technician
Michael C. Huber ... technical assistant (as Mike Huber)
Michael Lang ... lighting technician
Stefan Pochlatko ... lighting technician
Bernhard Pötscher ... assistant camera
Peter Scheiblin ... still photographer
Gerhard Stüttler ... video technician
Robert Weiland ... revolving stage

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bettina Leidl ... wardrobe
Susanne Meneghel ... wardrobe (as Susie Meneghel)
Lydia Polak ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Peter Ecker ... location manager
Christian Wolf ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Johanna Teicht ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Susanne Hort ... production secretary: Switzerland
Ulrike Lässer ... production secretary
Christa Preisinger ... business manager
Samich Said ... production assistant: Egypt
Pierre Sioufi ... production assistant: Egypt

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Also Known As
  • El vídeo de Benny (Spain)
  • Benny'nin Videosu (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Bennys video (Norway)
  • O Video de Benny (Brazil)
  • Το βίντεο του Μπένι (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of Arno Frisch, best known for his performance in Michael Haneke's Funny Games (1997). See more »
Goofs When Benny leaves the phone booth in Egypt, the cameraman is visible in multiple window reflections. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #9.5 (1996). See more »
Quotes [to Benny]
Vater: You mustn't lie. Is that clear? You can't afford to.
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