Release Date: December 30th, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 29th, 2010
R|2 hr 24 min
Using their social status and harsh punishments, a baron (Ulrich Tukur), a doctor (Rainer Bock) and a pastor (Burghart Klaussner) rule over a small German village. One day, the doctor falls off his horse after it trips over a wire strung between two trees. More pranks follow, seemingly without reason, all directed at the village's upper class and growing increasingly more brutal with time. There are no suspects, but a local schoolteacher (Christian Friedel) has his suspicions.
Director: Michael Haneke
Production Co: Wega Film, Lucky Red, X-FIlme Creative Pool, Les Films du Losange
Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics