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3 - 18 February 2018: Code Unknown


Code Unknown
Michael Haneke
2000 | 118 min | Colour | 35mm

The lives of a struggling film actress, a Kosovo War photographer, his wayward brother, a Romanian beggar, and an African émigré come crashing together after a fateful event on a Parisian street corner. Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Haneke’s film – with an outstanding international cast headlined by Juliette Binoche – is a revelatory examination of racial inequality and the failure of communication in an increasingly diverse modern landscape.

Part of our Michael Haneke retrospective