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2,223 Ratings

Benny's Video

Directed by Michael Haneke
Austria, Switzerland, 1992
Cult, Drama


Benny at 14: a middle class adolescence, absent parents most of the time, an effective void blurred in the world of video. The pictures he feeds on are overshadowing his sense of reality. Soon after, Benny loses his mind and kills a girl and films the murder with his video camera.

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Benny's Video Directed by Michael Haneke

Critics reviews

The murder, which accounts for one of the most famous set pieces in Haneke’s oeuvre, is quite shocking too, as the director uses sound effects and off-camera space to make viewers realize the crime in their imaginations. Many of Haneke’s films raise the question of audience complicity in characters’ actions, but none as forthrightly as this one.
March 30, 2018
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