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still from Der siebente Kontinent (Michael Haneke, AT 1989)

Der siebente Kontinent

Michael Haneke / AT, 1989 / 104 min.

Every famous filmmaker once made a debut film, with more or less commotion. So too Michael Haneke, whose harsh portrait of the average life of an average Austrian family kicked up a storm.

poster Der siebente Kontinent (Michael Haneke, AT 1989)
The father’s name is Georg, the mother’s Anna and the child is called Eva. So far so clear in the household of the family S. Father works hard for a security company, mother has an optician’s business and the child goes to school.

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Director

Michael Haneke

Production year

1989

Country

AT

Original title

Der siebente Kontinent

Length

104 min.

Language

German, French, English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Badlands

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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still from Der siebente Kontinent (Michael Haneke, AT 1989)
still from Der siebente Kontinent (Michael Haneke, AT 1989)

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