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On a busy Paris boulevard, a youth scornfully tosses a crumpled paper bag into the outstretched hands of a beggar woman. This is the bond which, for an instant, links several very different characters: actress Anne (Juliette Binoche); her war photographer boyfriend Georges; his farmer father and younger brother Jean, who, contrary to his father's wishes, has no interest in inheriting the farm; Amandou, a music teacher for deaf-mute children; and his family who originate from Africa; and Romanian immigrant Maria. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, one of modern cinema's most distinctive and ambitious directors, Code Unknown is a complex film of powerful emotional force and a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers between people, social class, race and the difficulty of communicating in the modern world.

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Michael Haneke

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Original title: Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages DVD catalogue number: ART204DVD

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Out now on DVD & on demand

Also part of The Films of Michael Haneke box set

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Michael Haneke

LANGUAGES: French

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