Comprising several characters whose lives intersect in Paris through an unfortunate incident involving the insult of Maria, a homeless Romanian woman, Michael Haneke opens up a Pandora's Box that explores racism, poverty, unemployment, illegal immigration – and reverse racism in his first French outing. Episodic in its structure, most of the sequences are shot in uninterrupted long takes and display the director’s mastery over the craft.
Starring Juliette Binoche, CODE UNKNOWN (French, 2000), co-produced by France, Germany, and Romania is a unique cinematic experience streaming on MUBI.
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Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty.