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Benny's Video review
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A very good movie

It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Anyway, even though it didn't completely blow me away like 'Funny Games', I thought the whole thing was still quite impressive. Indeed, it gave such a chilling vision of humanity, seriously, it was just pitch black and utterly depressing. And yet, even though it was incredibly sad, I thought it was still quite mesmerizing to behold. Basically, I consider this flick as some king of warm-up for 'Funny Games' (the fact that Arno Frisch played basically the same psychotic character reinforced this feeling) but it was quite a warm-up for sure. Indeed, I thought it was such a haunting movie, even though I have seen it a while back, I still keep thinking about it until today and that’s the great thing about the best thrillers directed by this director. Indeed, even though the US productions in the same genre might be easier to digest, they are also terribly easy to forget and therefore, they don’t really have any impact, With this director, it is a completely different kind of ball game though. To conclude, even though it might not be considered as one of the best movies directed by the great Austrian master, it is actually one of my favorites and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Michael Haneke’s work.

Added by johanlefourbe
8 years ago on 7 January 2011 14:10