The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread



Best Haneke film

  • The Seventh Continent
  • 71 Fragments…
  • Benny’s Video
  • The Castle
  • Funny Games
  • Code Unknown
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Time of the Wolf
  • Hidden
  • Funny Games (US)
  • The White Ribbon
  • Amour

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It’s Hidden for me, then The Piano Teacher then The White Ribbon


I cant choose, dunno why ive done this to myself


I havent ever seen the American Funny Games, is it the same really?


Not seen it either. Meant to be shot for shot but this kid IS the film for me


Michael Pitt cant possibly compare


aye, shame he didnt really do much after


Only seen the American one, don’t think I could stomach seeing it again or the original tbh


Ive gone with seventh continent… for now…


It’s basically the exact same with a few updates. I really enjoyed it at the time, and also sort of thought it was better just because I found it easier to identify with the plight of the characters when I wasn’t reading subtitles, but that’s a minor thing and on reflect the original is clearly ‘better’


I’m not as much of a fan of Haneke when a) he’s forcing a point (Funny Games) or b) he actively shuns any kind of resolution (Hidden, The White Ribbon). I understand why he does what he does, I just don’t like it as much.

Seventh Continent, Amour and The Piano Teacher are my favourites.


Feel like both of those films would be a lot weaker with proper explanations tacked on


Fair enough. Jars a bit too much for me.


Think the final scene of Hidden works as resolution once you twig what’s happening innit


I can’t believe we agree on something in a film thread.


it’s a beautiful day. Haneke bringing people together!


Yeah, if anything, I thought it was a little too obvious, and needed more ambiguity.


Yeah was gonna say, hidden def has resolution, it’s just subtle and doesn’t hit you over the head


Yeah sorta but i feel like the exact who, when and why is sorta beside the point in the end.


It’s what he would have wanted


What other Haneke -esque films would people recommend?

I enjoyed Play, Afterschool and Michael a lot, they’re a similar style