71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

Film

Time Out says

As cool, cerebral and painstaking as Haneke's earlier Benny's Video, this fragmented account of numerous events leading up to or loosely linked with a seemingly motiveless murder never really gets very far beyond images of alienation, anxiety and frustration, but thanks to its awareness of how time's very passing affects us, the film weaves a persuasively hypnotic spell. Oddly, the structure, which unexpectedly makes for considerable suspense, suggests not chance but destiny, while the final news collage is a corrosive statement on how even the most extraordinary events are packaged and trivialised by the media.

Details

Release details

Duration:
95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Michael Haneke
Screenwriter:
Michael Haneke
Cast:
G Cosmin Urdes
Lukas Miko
Otto Grühandl
Anne Rennent