Benny's Video

Benny's Video

Synopsis

The centrepiece in Haneke’s acclaimed trilogy on actual incidents of unexplained violence, the film tells the chilling story of a teenage boy who videotapes every aspect of his life. As he becomes desensitised to violent televisual imagery, his impulses become fatal in this refreshingly un-sensational portrait of homicidal urges. Arno Frisch plays the 14 year-old Benny, who brings a girl home to his parents' empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later Funny Games, Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and violence.

Technical Specs

Director: Michael Haneke
Year: 1992
Country: Austria | Switzerland
Language: German | English | Arabic | French
Duration: 105 min
Colour: Colour