71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance)
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance) (1994)

This cerebral Austrian mystery, by avant-garde director Michael Haneke, will disturb those viewers with the patience to wade through it. The film begins with a grisly mass killing. It was Christmas eve 1993 and a 19-year old student… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2006
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Michael Hanekes 1994 feature is an icy-cool study of violence both mediated and horribly real.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Segues between its various pawns before coldly, cruelly sending them to their execution.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The film's Endsville, when we reach it, is almost an anticlimax, thanks to the masterfully orchestrated ensemble acting and the countless dramatic mini-explosions unleashed along the way.

Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Michael Haneke's death-of-the-soul-of-Europe saga soldiers on with 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, the final entry in his so-called "trilogy of emotional glacification."

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Emanuel Levy

A panel in Michael Haneke's trilogy about gratuitous acts of vioelnce and their devastating effects.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance" is a semi-interesting movie from Michael Haneke which serves as an exploration of his… More