DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HANEKE
CAST: MICHAEL PITT, NAOMI WATTS, TIM ROTH, BRADY CORBET
Screening introduced by Brady Corbet on Saturday, November 24.
Haneke’s English-language remake of his squirm-inducing, audience-indicting home invasion thriller of ten years previous employs a new cast—Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as the captive couple, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet as the channel-surfing-damaged killers—to deliver the same savage deconstruction of screen violence. Khondji, following an established blueprint, still helps to make something that’s very much its own movie, an austere, anxious, and sometimes awful ordeal unlike anything else in cinema.
Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.