Like the first two parts of this Haneke trilogy, Der siebente Kontinent and Benny's Video, the basis of is a violent action without a motive that can adequately be explained psychologically or sociologically. On Christmas Eve 1993 a nineteen-year-old student kills a number of complete strangers without any apparent reason. Haneke does not try to explain the youth's psychology, but shows the world of images in which we live - for instance the war in former-Yugoslavia and the Michael Jackson affair. Images that are exploited and trivialised every day. The film tries to provide a cross section of society and follows twelve different characters while the victims and the murderer home in on their fatal encounter.

International title
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls
Filmmaker
Michael Haneke
Premiere
-
Country
Austria
Year
1994
Medium
35mm
Length
96’
Language
German
Producer
Wega-Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Veit Heiduschka
Sales
Christa Saredi
Writer
Michael Haneke
Cinematography
Christian Berger
Cast
Lukas Miko