71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke – 1994) B

It lacks the focus of Code Unknown even though it shares some of its aspects. It’s intentionally too fragmented I suppose and as such looses a lot of impact. Like the name suggests we get 71 short scenes of various individuals in Austria who are all impacted in one way or another by a senseless shooting at a bank. We get commentary about current world affairs, class struggles, family relationships and immigration. Haneke seems to have figured out how to do a significantly better and more effective film using similar topics a few years later with Code Unknown.


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