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Director Voice Cameos

A list feature for Empire about directors making voice-only cameos in their own films.



Caché (2005): A Profound And Unsettling Film

We should be mindful of the things we do to other people.  Cruelties and lies often come back to be repaid in kind.  From bad deeds follow alienation, isolation, and emotional distance. 956 more words


Michael Haneke Enlists 'Amour' Stars for (Partially) Refugee Crisis-Themed Film, 'Happy End'

Michael Haneke is a clinician of human cruelties. The anti-sentimetalist director chillingly highlighted tensions between the the French bourgeoisie and the country’s North African immigrant population — with the oft-denied 1961 Seine River Massacre looming beneath its characters’ interactions — in  254 more words


Michael Haneke To Reunite 'Amour' Stars For Film With Refugee Crisis As Backdrop

Oscar- and Palme d’Or-winning Austrian director Michael Haneke is preparing to shoot his latest film, Happy End, in France’s Calais region next spring. The area, which serves as a ferry port for transport to the UK, has made headlines this year as the refugee crisis has escalated. 207 more words

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Ten Years Ago: Cache

Merry Christmas, here’s some Haneke. Yasi Naraghi reinvigorates her love of Michael Haneke films in her re-view of the surveillance drama Caché, with an eye to its colonial frameworks and terrifying banality. 2,478 more words


Funny Games (1997)

Austria 109m, Colour
Director: Michael Haneke; Cast: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski

A dreadfully dark film about two sadistic young men who torture and kill a wealthy family that they hold hostage. 57 more words


'Secret in Their Eyes'

It’s a quiet, solid English-language remake of the Argentinian Oscar-winning best foreign language film from 2009. But the original was hardly a thrill-a-minute revenge drama (and which inexplicably beat out Michael Haneke’s… 98 more words