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Code Unknown

Michael Haneke

 
Code Unknown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 2000
  • 117 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #780

One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry. His drama Code Unknown, the first of his many films made in France, may be his most inspired work. Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Haneke’s film—with an outstanding international cast headlined by Juliette Binoche—is a revelatory examination of racial inequality and the failure of communication in an increasingly diverse modern landscape.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nick James

    New cover by Nessim Higson

Film Essays

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Code Unknown: Eurovisions

By Nick James November 12, 2015

Michael Haneke’s politically prescient drama explores the tenuous, uneasy connections between inhabitants of a globally interwoven Europe. Read more »

Interviews

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​The Author’s Signature: A Conversation with Michael Haneke

By Hillary Weston December 26, 2017

The great Austrian filmmaker spoke with us about his early experiences falling in love with cinema and the films that have shaped his singular aesthetic. Read more »


Film Essays

Code_unknown_essay_thumbnail

Code Unknown: Eurovisions

By Nick James November 12, 2015

Michael Haneke’s politically prescient drama explores the tenuous, uneasy connections between inhabitants of a globally interwoven Europe. Read more »


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