Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (2000)
Movie: Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys
- Director: Michael Haneke
- Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi, Maimouna Hlne Diarra, Ona Lu Yenke, Djibril Kouyat, Luminita Gheorghiu, Crenguta Hariton, Bob Nicolescu, Bruno Todeschini, Paulus Manker, Didier Flamand, Walid Afkir, Maurice Bnichou
- Release Date: November 15, 2000
- Run Time: 118 min
- Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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?