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3,969 Ratings

The Seventh Continent

Der siebente Kontinent

Directed by Michael Haneke
Austria, 1989


Based on a true story, The Seventh Continent is a portrait of familial disintegration in Austria. Set over a three-year period, it documents how the mundane day-to-day routines of a middle-class family alienate them from the world and each other until, suddenly, their lives self-destruct.

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The Seventh Continent Directed by Michael Haneke

Critics reviews

It remains one of Haneke’s most powerful works, advancing a bleak view of modern society as inherently dehumanizing.
March 23, 2018
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The conclusion they reach is better left as a surprise, but suffice to say, the third act shifts gears completely.
May 16, 2006
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A visually sublime, deeply haunting, and understatedly incisive portrait of alienation, repression, passivity, and loneliness.
January 01, 2002
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