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Code Unknown Blu-ray
Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages / The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 2000 | 118 min | Unrated | Nov 10, 2015
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Code Unknown (2000) Blu-ray
On a busy Paris boulevard, a youth scornfully tosses a crumpled paper bag into the outstretched hands of a beggar woman. This is the bond which, for an instant, links several very different characters: Anne (Binoche), an actress; her war photo- grapher boyfriend Georges; his farmer father and younger brother Jean, who, contrary to his father's wishes, has no interest in inheriting the farm; Amandou, a music teacher for deaf-mute children, and his family, who originate from Africa; and Maria a Romanian immigrant. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, one of modern cinema's most distinctive and ambitious directors, CODE UNKNOWN is a complex film of powerful emotional force and a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers between people, social class, race, and the difficulty of communicating in the modern world.
Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Bruno Todeschini
- New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with Haneke
- Introduction by Haneke from 2001
- Filming Haneke, a 2000 making-of documentary featuring interviews with Haneke, actor Juliette Binoche, and producer Marin Karmitz, as well as on-set footage of cast and crew
- Interview from 2001 in which Haneke discusses the filming of the boulevard sequences
- New interview with film scholar Roy Grundmann
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Nick James