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Accustomed to a trite routine of school activities, daily visits to a local video store, and hours in front of his bedroom TV, Benny finds himself enthralled by his tape of a slaughtered swine. Staying alone in his parents' apartment, Benny eventually brings home an unknown girl, immediately exposing her to the rapturous videotaping. Then, after revealing that he stole the gun that took the pig's life, Benny coldly shoots his guest and turns his unwrought curiosity into a slaughter video franchise. "I once saw a TV program about the tricks they use in action films," says Benny. "It's all ketchup and plastic."


Studio Kino Video
SKU 202308330
UPC 738329046026
UPC 14 00738329046026
Format DVD
Release Date 5/16/2006
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Angela Winkler - Actor
Arno Frisch - Actor
Christian Berger - Cinematographer
Christopher Kanter - Production Designer
Erika Navas - Costume Designer
Ingrid Stassner - Actor
Michael Haneke - Director
Michael Katz - Executive Producer
Ulrich Muhe - Actor
Veit Heiduschka - Producer
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review There are some interesting issues approached here however, principally the fascination of the filmed image and how it can take on a greater power than reality itself. Benny is shown clearly as being able to relate emotionally more to images on a screen than the real world Ð the blinds on the windows of his room are permanently pulled down, leaving a video image showing a 'live' view of the street outside on his video monitor.
Reviewer PoisonousMonkey
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Subtitled
Pauline Kael Haneke's chilling look at post-modernity and voyeurism
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