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Arriving at their remote lakeside holiday home, a middle-class family are alarmed by the unexpected arrival of two young men who soon begin to subject them to a twisted and horrifying ordeal of terror. With characteristic mastery, Michael Haneke turns the conventions of the thriller genre upside down and directly challenges the expectations of his audience, forcing viewers to question the complacency with which they receive images of casual violence in contemporary cinema.


Michael Haneke


DVD catalogue number: ART427DVD



Out now on DVD & on demand

Also part of The Films of Michael Haneke box set

GENRE: Thriller, Crime, Drama

DIRECTOR: Michael Haneke

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  • RetroSpective / Review

    BY: Filmmakerofanime2001


    The best thing about the original Michael Haneke classic is that I like the build-up, the camerawork and quite an intelligent way of making a thriller like this but I always ignore the 2007 version... Read more

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