Moira Weigel

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Sadomodernism

Sadomodernism

Haneke in furs

Haneke has often said, referring to the unhappy ending of The Piano Teacher, that he aims β€œto rape the spectator into autonomy.” He abuses his audience in order to make us self-aware and liberate us from bad habits. Critics have mostly taken him at his word, repeating the sleight of rhetoric that conflates the act of analyzing and violating movie conventions with bashing in the skull of an animal.