Michael Haneke

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

The simultaneously random and interconnected nature of modern existence comes into harrowing focus in the despairing final installment of Michael Haneke’s trilogy. Seventy-one intricate, puzzlelike scenes survey the routines of a handful of seemingly unrelated people—including an undocumented Romanian boy living on the streets of Vienna, a couple who are desperate to adopt a child, and a college student on the edge—whose stories collide in a devastating encounter at a bank. The omnipresent drone of television news broadcasts in 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance underscores Haneke’s vision of a numb, dehumanizing world in which emotional estrangement can be punctured only by the shock of sudden violence.

Film Info

  • Germany, Austria
  • 1994
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • German

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Collector's Set

Michael Haneke: Trilogy

Michael Haneke: Trilogy

Blu-ray Box Set

3 Discs

$63.96

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
Cast
Gabriel Cosmin Urdes
Romanian boy
Lukas Miko
Max, the student
Otto Grümandl
Tomek, the old man
Anne Bennent
Inge Brunner
Udo Samel
Paul Brunner
Branko Samarovski
Hans
Claudia Martini
Maria
Georg Friedrich
Bernie, the soldier
Alexander Pschill
Hanno
Klaus Händl
Gerhard
Corina Eder
Anni
Dorotheee Hartinger
Kristina
Credits
Director
Michael Haneke
Screenplay by
Michael Haneke
Producer
Veit Heiduschka
Producer
Willi Segler
Cinematography
Christian Berger
Sound
Marc Parisotto
Editing
Marie Homolkova
Set design
Christoph Kanter
Costumes
Erika Navas
Makeup
Ilse Weisz-Stainer
Assistant director
Ramses Ramsauer