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Code Unknown - SPECIAL EDITION (2000)  link to Code Unknown on IMDb

Number: 917

cover Code Unknown

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Also known as:: Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages

Country: France, 117 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, French, Arabic, Romanian

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance

Director: Michael Haneke

Cast: Juliette Binoche (as Anne Laurent), Thierry Neuvic (as Georges), Josef Bierbichler (as The Farmer), Alexandre Hamidi (as Jean), Maimouna Hélène Diarra (as Aminate)

Medium: BluRay Disc

Plot Outline:
Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who's away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into a beggar's lap. Amadou, a young Franco-African, berates him. The police arrive, arrest Amadou and deport the beggar. Georges's girlfriend Anne is upset; it colors her relationship with Georges when he returns from the war. Separate lives intersect for the one moment, around the pastry bag, and all are altered. We follow each as repercussions of the incident play out. Deaf children bookend the film pantomiming words, feelings, and situations: what they are expressing?

Comments: Criterion Collection;UPC715515161015;;Criterion Collection - Spine #780;

Loaned: No

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