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Overview

German-born filmmaker Michael Haneke continues the bleak, formalist experimentation of his 1994 breakthrough 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance with this similarly fragmented tale of racism, intolerance, and hatred in modern-day Paris. The focus of the narrative is split between three sets of people: the French actress Anne (Juliette Binoche), her husband and in-laws; a Romanian woman, Maria (Luminita Gheorghiu), who struggles to raise money for her family back home; and Amadou (Ona Lu Yenke), a teacher for the deaf who is at odds with his resolute African clan. The catalyst for the stories begins on a streetcorner, where Anne's brother-in-law Jean (Alexandre Hamadi) insults Maria, who is begging for change; incensed, Amadou picks a fight with Jean, resulting in negative repercussions for the triptych of protagonists. Throughout, Haneke punctuates the action with his unique editing and use of sound. After its Cannes debut, Code Inconnu made its North American premiere at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2015
UPC: 0715515161015
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 5,813

Special Features

New interview with Haneke Introduction by Haneke from 2001 Filming Haneke, a 2000 making-of documentary featuring interviews with Haneke, actor Juliette Binoche, and producer Marin Karmitz, as well as on -set footage of cast and crew Interview from 2001 in which Haneke discusses the filming of the boulevard sequences New interview with film scholar Roy Grundmann Teasers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Binoche Anne
Luminita Gheorghiu Maria
Helene Diarra Aminate
Sepp Bierbichler The Famer

Technical Credits
Michael Haneke Director,Screenwriter
Françoise Clavel Costumes/Costume Designer
Yvon Crenn Executive Producer
Emmanuel de Chauvigny Production Designer
Kris Portier Debellair Casting
Karin Hartusch Editor
Jürgen Jürges Cinematographer
Marin Karmitz Producer
Jean-Pierre Laforce Sound/Sound Designer
Alain Olivieri Asst. Director
Andreas Prochaska Editor
Guillaume Sciama Sound/Sound Designer

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