Friday, November 17
(2000) Haneke’s first feature made in France, the puzzle-like CODE UNKNOWN unfolds as a series of virtuosic long takes, examining race, intolerance and miscommunication through the lives of several characters after a hostile encounter on a Parisian street. Starring Juliette Binoche. 35mm print courtesy of Leisure Time Features/Janus Films.
“A searing, structurally ingenious look at racial tension on the streets of Paris. It takes a while to acclimate to Haneke's discordant rhythms, but, once grasped, the film's internal logic is often staggering in its power, a perfect match of form and subject.”
– Scott Tobias, The Onion
“Haneke's most expansive and, oddly, hopeful work -- not a gaze into the void, but a fierce attempt to scramble out of it.”
– Jessica Winter, Village Voice