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The Seventh Continent (Der Siebente Kontinent)

The Seventh Continent (Der Siebente Kontinent) (1989)

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Three members of a middle-class family are followed as their lifestyle slowly disintegrates. Nothing spectacular happens: it's just the dreary un-ending grind of a go-nowhere existence. The film's final scene emulates Fassbinder, as the threesome bid auf wiedersehn to everyone and everything in a gaudy, grotesque manner. It goes without saying that Der 7. Kontinent is not for everyone's taste. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Art House & International, Drama

May 16, 2006

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A Kafkaesque nightmare scenario of dread and ambiguity rooted in the aimlessness of contemporary life.

January 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Intelligent, hard-hitting, nightmarish family drama that's based on a true story and told in a repetitive clinical style that reflects the subjects' anomie.

June 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Haneke's impressive feature theatrical debut offers a chillingly bleak look at a family and its descent into barbarism as a result of alientaion and disengagement from life.

June 20, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Confirms -- through its narrow portrait of life as unrelentingly bleak -- its own gloomy cynicism.

April 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

A stunning examination of the effects of emotional isolation and the inability to communicate in the modern age.

August 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Cinematic Reflections

Michael Haneke could be cinema's Debbie Downer, if only he had any sense of humor.

May 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Seventh Continent (Der Siebente Kontinent)

a really powerful debut and in a way haneke has been making the same point ever since (by the looks of his current film as well: will soon see!)
December 16, 2012
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  • Der siebente Kontinent (DE)
  • Le Septième continent (FR)
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