71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

Synopsis: 71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Michael Haneke
  4 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

On Dec 23, 1993,

Maximilien B., a 19 years old student,

killed three people

in a Viennese bank.

Shortly after that he

shot himself in the head

Gamsakhourdia's fighters

pound the city day and night

with illuminating bullets.

Waving a white handkerchief,

a sign of peace,

refugees cross the line of front.

More than 100,000 people are fleeing

in an effort to escape the war.

Peace efforts in Somalia

have just failed.

Leaders of the two rival factions,

Aidid and Ali Mahdi,

rejected the peace conference

because they had not

taken part in the preparations.

For the first time since

the ceasefire,

Aidid's fighters

resumed attacks against

UN bases in Mogadishu.

American air forces

are trying to apply

controversial tactics

of president Clinton.

Deafening airplane raids, bombs,

artillery fire, threat gestures.

And psychological war:

American and Somalians shake

hands as a gesture of peace.

But under the surface, it is obvious:

Rebel boss Aidid

is opposed to reconciliation.

Somalis are having

trouble believing him,

in view of American soldiers

heavily armed,

with tanks and helicopters.

Aidid's opponent, Ali Mahdi,

is asking Clinton to clarify his position.

If the clans are not disarmed,


will fall into anarchy again,

he says.

But the Americans

have already decided

to leave the country six months from now.

Haiti, a Caribbean nation,

is a hot new spot

for the United Nations.

1600 military advisers,

police instructors

and administrative experts

are trying to

reestablish democracy.

But as in Somalia,

the opposition

to American and Canadian

troops is growing.

Ralf Hoogestraat reports:

The American battleship

Harland County

is still anchored

in front of Port-au-Prince.

Armed thugs

have taken over the port

opposed to those who are

inviting the foreign intervention.

During an orchestrated action

by the Haitian military,

diplomats and journalists...



How is she?

39.3 degrees...

by direct manipulation.

- What does that mean?

Using the mouse

instead of the keyboard.

How much time do you have?

Until the end of semester.

Regarding time,

your minute has passed.

Look what you did.

It is not that easy, eh?

- That will be 20 shillings, dear.

- Ah, what the heck.

Game debts, honour debts!

Which one is it?

The one with the green

sweater, isn't it?

Are we going in?


Mr. And Mrs. Brunner are here.

They have come to see Annie.

Annie, are you coming?

Hi Annie.

Hello Annie.

Look what we brought for you.


Look, Annie

Don't you like it?

Can I have it?

No, Petra, the lady is...

Be patient.

It is a natural reaction.

Are you my new mom?


Mrs. Tomek,

please sign.

The world today.

For pension payments,


Hello. All is well?

Yes, thanks.


Can I use the telephone?

Of course.

Excuse me.

One, two, three, four.

Goodbye. Thanks.



How are you?

Fine, thank you.



How what?

Sorry, I did not hear

what you said.

No need to be sorry.

I said:
Fine, thank you.

9372 schillings. ..

and 40 groschen.

Daddy, I do not have the time.

Call me tonight.

We'll have a chat, OK?

OK. Sure.

Sorry about the mess.



I am calling you.

Good day.

Good day.

... to finish the power station.

Close to 4000 jobs per year

will be created.

During 1997

the first turbines

will deliver electricity

to the network,

if all goes as planned.

This year, it would help

if the winter is mild,

so that there are no spikes,

and that Christmas spikes appear

between December 24 and January 6

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Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Funny Games, Caché, The White Ribbon and Amour. more…

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