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The Essential Michael Haneke (R2) in October

Artificial Eye are proud to announce the release of a special 10-disc box set entitled The Essential Michael Haneke which includes all his previously released work including both the original and American re-make of Funny Games, his breakthrough film, and Haneke’s adaptation of The Castle, based on the unfinished novel by Franz Kafka, which is released for the first time in the UK as part of this set.

The Essential Michael Haneke set contains the following films:
The Seventh Continent, Benny’s Video, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, Funny Games (Original), The Castle, Code Unknown, The Piano Teacher, Time of the Wolf, Hidden and Funny Games US.

Extra features on individual discs are identical to the original releases, with the addition of the previously unreleased documentary called ’24 Realities per Second’, which is a 60 minute documentary on Haneke and which has never been seen before in the UK.

This is the definitive body of work by this multi-award winning and often controversial director which will undoubtedly become a collectors’ item and a ‘must have’ for both lovers of his films and anyone with an interest in the best of world cinema.

The Essential Michael Haneke is released on the 19th October 2009, Certificate 18, SRP £74.99. The release of this box-set coincides with Artificial Eye’s theatrical release of Haneke’s Palme D’Or winning film, The White Ribbon.

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