The Seventh Continent

25/05/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 04/12/2006
  |  Watch Now: 20/01/2010
  |  104 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC

Synopsis

The acclaimed Austrian director Michael Haneke's directorial debut is a disturbing study of a family in crisis. The storyline follows three years in the life of Georg (Dieter Berner), his wife Anna (Birgit Doll) and their daughter Eva (Leni Tanzer), during which time a psychological blindness leads to the family's self-destruction. The film explores familiar Haneke themes: the bourgeouis family unit, professional success and the price of conformism.