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Michael Haneke

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Pornography, it seems to me, is no different from war films or propaganda films in that it tries to make the visceral, horrific, or transgressive elements of life consumable

— Michael Haneke


It's the duty of art to ask questions, not to provide answers. And if you want a clearer answer, I'll have to pass.

— Michael Haneke

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I try to get closer to reality, to get close to the contradictions. The cinema world can be a real world rather than a dream world.

— Michael Haneke

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An artist is someone who should raise questions rather than give answers. I have no message.

— Michael Haneke

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As a private person, professionally I am invisible.

— Michael Haneke

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At its best, film should be like a ski jump. It should give the viewer the option of taking flight, while the act of jumping is left up to him.

— Michael Haneke

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As a European filmmaker, you can not make a genre film seriously. You can only make a parody.

— Michael Haneke

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Classicism becomes avant-garde when everyone else is doing their utmost to develop new stylistic forms. I think it's healthy to return to classical forms.

— Michael Haneke

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Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously, there's no way of avoiding violence, which is so present in society.

— Michael Haneke

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Because I'm the author of my screenplays I know what I'm looking for. It's true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want, but it's also a question of working with patience and love.

— Michael Haneke

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Haneke was raised in the city of Wiener Neustadt and later attended the University of Vienna to study philosophy psychology and drama after failing to achieve success in his early attempts in acting and music. Haneke has made films in French German and in English. At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival his film The White Ribbon won the Palme d'Or for best film and at the 67th Golden Globe Awards the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Michael Haneke (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːnəkə]; born 23 March 1942) is an Austrian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for his bleak and disturbing style. Haneke has made films in French German and in English. He is also known for raising social issues in his work.

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