Temps du Loup, Le (2003, FRA/AUT/GER) C-114m. SCOPE ** D: Michael Haneke. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau, Rona Hartner, Maurice Bénichou, Olivier Gourmet. Apocalyptic drama set somewhere in rural France, where an unidentified global(?) disaster has led to social collapse. Huppert's family must try to survive. Unfortunately, Haneke again proves himself to be a passive filmmaker that, like in the disastrous FUNNY GAMES (1995), just "shows" without making a comment. Gloomy widescreen cinematography helps. English title: THE TIME OF THE WOLF.

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