Michael Haneke, 67, is certainly one of the most important directors of our time. His films about violence and existential human fears are a continuous and almost scientific research about western civilization.
Born and raised near Vienna, Haneke grew up as the son of actors and stems from a bourgeois and privileged background. For this intriguing profile Haneke opens – for the first time ever – his universe. The director not only returns to the places of his childhood and youth but he also invites us to join him during the production of his latest film, The White Ribbon, which won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar nomination in 2010. Actors such as Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche talk about their work with Michael Haneke. —First Hand Films