The Seventh Continent

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Another film that came recommended to me. I had literally no idea what this was about going into it. I didn’t even IMDB it, don’t worry I won’t ruin it for you. Anyway, it’s directed by Michael Haneke, who’s known for his sorta “reality vs. media” type films. He likes to have a lot of reality in his films, and in this particular one, real fish really did die. Main plot of the story: a couple is dissatisified with their lifestyle and want to change it.

The first hour is incredibly boring and I just about turned it off. Watch the first 5-10 minutes and you’ve seen the first hour. After you’ve forwarded an hour you can finally sit down and enjoy it. What I love about the film (and possibly other films of Haneke’s) is the photography. A lot of close up shots that you never see.

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Ok, so thar be spoliers ahead!

If you read past this I’m going to assume you have seen the movie or you don’t care hah. They decide to go to Australia so they don’t need anything. They sell off their car, get all their money out of the bank, etc. Then some weird shit happens. They start destroying the house. I don’t know wtf is going on now. Flushing all their money?!?! WTF!!?!? It’s not like we’re going to the moon here folks, you can exchange your money in Australia. When they start talking about death I don’t know what to think. Someone gonna die? But what really did it is when they showed the needle/syringe.

I don’t know why they decided killing themselves and their kid was a good idea. I’m led to believe this was based on a true story, I haven’t looked to see if that’s true or not.

money ... noooooooooooo!

This is a long, drawn out film. It could have been done in an hour. It’s got an interesting message, which I’m not sure I totally understand yet or not, but if you get the chance to watch this, be sure to skip the one hour of nothingness. Or watch a different movie. I don’t think I’ll be watching this film again.

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