• Director

    Michael Haneke

  • With

    G Cosmic Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl

  • Austria-Germany 1994. 95min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    18

  • English subtitles

Michael Haneke’s elliptical narrative sequences 71 seemingly inconsequential, unconnected scenes featuring an array of characters mostly linked only by their presence at an event near the film’s end. A brilliant contemplation of chance, causality and humanity’s need to neatly order, explain and move on, the film is Bressonian in composition, cutting, sound... everything. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, Au hasard Balthazar is a Haneke favourite.

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