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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

Amok - 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

Directed by Michael Haneke
Austria, Germany, 1994


On Christmas Eve 1993, a 19-year-old student kills a number of complete strangers without any apparent reason behind it. Starting with the TV newscasts of the event, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance tracks a group of people who are randomly involved in such climactic violence.

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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance Directed by Michael Haneke

Critics reviews

Haneke expresses his despair through a cold, inquiring style where the camera rarely moves and the cuts between scenes are hard and disorienting. Bresson’s L’ARGENT is a likely point of reference, but the avant-garde flourishes make this distinctive.
April 06, 2018
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[71 Fragments shows] Haneke’s willingness to experiment with the form and challenge the way audiences receive information.
May 16, 2006
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Formally and conceptually, the film is one of the most challenging narrative works of the 1990s.
February 08, 2005
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