An Evening with Michael Haneke
Monday, October 15, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following film:
1997. Austria. Written and directed by Michael Haneke. With Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe. Two men con their way into the home of a complacent Austrian family and amuse themselves by inflicting various forms of psychological and physical torture. Haneke's most explicitly assaultive film, which he has remade in an American version starring Naomi Watts, is an investigation of the razor-thin line between obscenity and pornography. "Insofar as truth is always obscene, I hope that all of my films have at least an element of obscenity.... Pornography, it seems to me, is no different from war films or propaganda films in that it tries to make the visceral, horrific, or transgressive elements of life consumable" (Haneke). Courtesy Kino International. In German, French, Italian; English subtitles. 108 min.