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Time Of The Wolf [DVD] [2003]

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  • Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau, Hakim Taleb
  • Directors: Michael Haneke
  • Writers: Michael Haneke
  • Producers: Margaret Ménégoz, Michael Katz, Michael Weber, Veit Heiduschka
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 24 May 2004
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001IMCT8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,639 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Isabelle Huppert stars in this tense post-apocalyptic drama, set in a world in which society has completely broken down. Anne (Huppert) flees the city with her husband and two children, hoping to find refuge at the family's country home. But when they arrive they realise they have made a terrible mistake, and must embark on a harrowing journey across a land devasted by disaster.

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'Time of the Wolf' is one of Michael Haneke's less-heralded masterpieces and, in my opinion one of his best. The drama unfolds amid anonymous countryside in northern France where Parisians Anne (Huppert),her husband Georges and their two children have fled an un-named disaster.

The family's world unravels in a single brutal moment and the ensuing quest for sanctuary is a compelling human drama enacted with economy and understatement even when emotions are fierce and raw.

While we recognise how thin the veneer of civilisation can be when society breaks down the narrative of Haneke's film also subtley demonstrates the collective urge to organise and for natural leaders to emerge as a fundamental human trait.

Running through the film is a narrative thread, a post-apocalyptic fable, which informs the film's shocking but powerfully humane denouement.

The film is without music and the cinematography is artful but unobtrusive allowing the audience to focus on some superbly naturalistic performances including those of Huppert and especially Anais Demoustier who plays Eva, the young teenage daughter.
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After an unspecified event that has apparently cut most lines of communication except radio, a family leaves town to go to their weekend home. But the weekend home has been invaded by another family, and the father of the family is killed by the squatters, who take the family's supplies and shelter, forcing them to move on nomadically through the countryside. They meet a young boy who steals and raids corpses for whatever he can scavenge and then join a group of people waiting at a railway station for a train to take them somewhere else.

This is an end of the world story, but it eschews Mad Max style action to look at human reactions, from the mother slowly coming apart, to the daughter who fights on, to the young boy who suffers in silence. The world quickly loses its laws and its justice and life becomes squalid. And so the story feels realistic, feels like this is how things would go if the world ended. Which of course means that it is also a microcosm of our life today.

It's a dark little tale, which only shows a little hope in the human kindnesses that are done. It's rife with little biblical touches, and the sudden explosion in population suggests it is also human history potted into a little under two hours.

If you want laughs or action, you won't get it. But if you want a human drama, intended to make you think about how we live our lives, then you should be pleasantly surprised.
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Being brought up with the threats of the Cold War has kept the idea of man-made apocalypse in our psyche. And when the laws and civilities of society are swept away we find the true nature of men - both good and bad. This is obviously an interesting and worthy area to explore be it with zombies, plague or nuclear war.
I believe that the title "Time of the Wolf" belongs to Norse myth and Ragnarok - the Twilight of the Gods. Norse mythology is one where even the Gods die.
Tied to this concept is the Legend of the Just. Which I must admit is new to me. This concerns the idea of a handful of people who throughout time have been prepared to sacrifice themselves through self-immolation to save mankind and rekindle the protection of the Gods.
I am not too concerned with comments that this movie is bleak - Apocalypse isn't generally known for its laughs. Some reviews find it frustrating that the disaster is not described but I found a clue in a drawing pinned to the wall...
There is much that is emotionally stirring in the movie: a relationship between Eva and the feral boy who dares not trust; and of course a mother who must protect her children.
There are intellectually interesting themes too: the culture of romance that has developed over male-female relations is stripped bare. Men are either protectors and providers or alternatively predators and thieves? At the desolate railway station the main characters end up, that reading is too simplistic.
Of course, when a society comes under pressure the first victims are foreigners and here I began to sense a theme to Haneke's work.
Those that see nothing in this movie may have been conditioned by the Hollywood dream-factory formula of love, trust yourself and redemption themes. Those themes that are recycled again and again and are warm and comfortable but ultimately don't unsettle or stretch your mind.
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There was some people in a garage I think and a horse got shot. I fell asleep so I can't remember much. I think in the end it was boredom that signalled the end of the world. Obviously the end of the world will come quicker than then end of this film. This film seemed an accurate account of how boring it would be to live post-apocalyptically. I can't wait for Time of the Wolf 2. I bet it will be boring too.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 July 2012
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Thought provoking, reflective, showing both the best and worst sides of humanity, stretching the characters across dimensions rather than compressing them into composites.

A world has collapsed, but not completely, the supply centres have been thwarted. A slow film for those requiring car chases and big bangs, this offers none, just the day to day struggle of a social world that has stopped rather than been obliterated. So no mad max stunts, or lord of the flies manhunts, other elements of both are gently integrated rather than obviously built upon.

Reminds me of the Survivors series of 1970's Britain, as we are led into the woods and barren fields of the countryside, as elements of the french round up emerge, along with paranoia.

The ending becomes another question, but given that Haneke asks deep psychological questions rather than states the obvious, the film has to be worked out to individual taste rather than the viewer being forced fed rusks to help with a smooth diet. This way the film lingers rather than evapourates.
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