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Director : Michael Haneke
Starring: Andreé Tainsy, Arsinée Khanjian, Juliette Binoche, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Thierry Neuvic
Country : France
Genre : Cannes
Type: Color
Year: 2001
Language: French w/English subtitles
Length: 113
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

SYNOPSIS

On a bustling Paris streetcorner, four separate lives intersect, setting into motion a stunning film by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, Funny Games), which has been called "the most intellectually stimulating and emotionally provocative piece of European cinema of recent times." (Sight and Sound).

Carefully interweaving the stories of Anne, a promising actress (Juliette Binoche), her photojournalist boyfriend Georges (Thierry Neuvic), a young teacher of African descent (Ona Lu Yenke) and a Romanian illegal immigrant (Luminita Gheorghiu), Haneke crafts a compelling portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. As these divergent stories gradually unfold, the seemingly unrelated lives prove to have very much in common, as they struggle for love and acceptance in a society of locked doors and cold stares.

REVIEWS

"A must." - Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

"One of the year's five best." - Time Out New York

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