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
Jan 1, 1989 Wide
May 16, 2006
A Kafkaesque nightmare scenario of dread and ambiguity rooted in the aimlessness of contemporary life.
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.
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.
Confirms -- through its narrow portrait of life as unrelentingly bleak -- its own gloomy cynicism.
A stunning examination of the effects of emotional isolation and the inability to communicate in the modern age.
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- Der siebente Kontinent (DE)
- Le Septième continent (FR)