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71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 October 1995 (USA)
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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Michael Haneke

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriel Cosmin Urdes Gabriel Cosmin Urdes ... Marian Radu (Romanian Boy)
Lukas Miko Lukas Miko ... Max
Otto Grünmandl Otto Grünmandl ... Tomek
Anne Bennent ... Inge Brunner
Udo Samel ... Paul Brunner
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Hans
Claudia Martini Claudia Martini ... Maria
Georg Friedrich ... Bernie
Alexander Pschill ... Hanno
Klaus Händl Klaus Händl ... Gerhard
Corina Eder Corina Eder ... Anni
Dorothee Hartinger Dorothee Hartinger ... Kristina
Patricia Hirschbichler Patricia Hirschbichler ... Sabine Tomek
Barbara Nothegger Barbara Nothegger ... Fürsorgerin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sebastian Stan ... Kid
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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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Country:

Austria | Germany

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German | Romanian | English

Release Date:

26 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

71 Fragmentos de uma Cronologia do Acaso See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.85 : 1
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Third part of Michael Haneke's "Glaciation Trilogy" also including Der siebente Kontinent (1989) and Benny's Video (1992). See more »

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random rundown ran numb?
13 December 2009 | by ThurstonHungerSee all my reviews

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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