Michael Haneke

Germany/ France/ Austria, 2012, 125 min, French




Georges and Anna are a married couple of music teachers that face life with love and apparent good health in the golden years of their lives. One day, however, Anna suffers the first of a series of attacks that debilitate her body, but what’s worse, trigger increasing signs of dementia. Georges, who promises Anna to never put her in an asylum nor hospital, soon finds himself overwhelmed by the situation, which also affects his relationship with his daughter, herself dedicated to music and a new husband. After obtaining the Golden Palm award in 2009 with The White Ribbon, Haneke returned to win the maximum award in Cannes only three years later with this drama in which many have seen a variation on the theme of maturity in his The Seventh Continent (1989), another parable about a family unit that ends up closing itself off from the world.



Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke was born in Munich, in 1942. He studied philosophy, psychology and theater in the University of Viena. After graduating he worked as a film critic, and in1967 began work in Südwestfunk television. As a playwright he directed works by Goethe, Strindberg and Kleist in Berlin, Munich and Vienna. After an important and intense career as a television director, Haneke debuted in cinema with The Seventh Continent (1989), a film highly influenced by the stylistic refinement and themes of the last Bresson. His interest to reveal the dark side of modern societies and how they manage the basic pulsations of human beings will structure some of his most famous and polemical films, from The Video of Benny (1992) to Funny Games (1997) or Code Unknown (2000). After The Pianist, adapted from the novel by Elfriede Jelinek, Haneke becomes more and more well known, thanks to his triumphs in important festivals, especially in Cannes: Grand Jury Prize for The Pianist and Code Unknown, Special Jury Prize and Best Director for Caché and Golden Palm Award for The White Ribbon and Amour.




2012 Amour

2009 La cinta blanca

2005 Caché (Escondido)

2003 Le temps du loup

2001 La pianista

2000 Código desconocido

1997 Funny Games

1997 Das Schloß

1995 Lumière y compañía (segment "Michael Haneke/Vienne")

1994 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

1992 El vídeo de Benny

1989 El séptimo continente 





Alemania/Francia/Austria, 2012, 125 min, Francés

Dirección /Direction

Michael Haneke

Guión / Script

Michael Haneke

Fotografía / Cinematography

Darius Khondji

Montaje / Editing

Monika Willi, Nadine Muse

Sonido / Sound

Guillaume Sciama

Música / Music

Alexandre Tharaud

Producción / Producers

Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt,

Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz

Intérpretes / Cast

Jean-Louis Trintignant (Georges),

Emmanuelle Riva (Anne),

Isabelle Huppert (Eva),

Alexandre Tharaud (Alexandre)

Compañía productora / Production company

Les Films du Losange X, Film Creative Pool, Wega Film

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Golem Distribución

Martín de los Heros, 14

28008 Madrid

T. 91 559 38 36


Ventas internacionales / Internacional sales

Les Films du Losange

Avenue Pièrre 1º de Serbie, 22

75116 París


T. 33 1 44438724

F. 33 1 49520640


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