Film review: Michael H. Profession: Director (NC)


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Yves Montmayeur's film profiles Michael Haneke, who, despite being the most revered film-maker at work today, happily doesn't act like he knows it.

Rigorous and demanding on set, he presents a more humorous and self-doubting character off-duty; it's not easy to connect him with the existential horrors of Hidden, The White Ribbon or Amour.

"Michael is absolutely and definitively radical," says Isabelle Huppert, as close to a muse as this director has – and even she seems a bit scared of him.