The Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du Loup)

The Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du Loup)

A family arrives at their weekend retreat, only to find their home usurped. A sudden act of violence ruptures every moral certitude Anne (Huppert) and her two children have taken for granted in their middle class lives.  Haneke’s spare, uncompromising and utterly gripping drama casts the traumatised trio into a dystopian landscape that threatens not only their survival but also, more crucially, their humanity. Haneke’s films always feel like another turn of the screw – The Time of the Wolf is extreme cinema without anesthetic, and at its centre lies Huppert, burning with a quiet intensity.  Her ghost-like performance will remain long in the memory.

The Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du Loup)

  • Director: Michael Haneke
  • Year: 2003
  • Run Time: 109 mins
  • Country: France
  • Rating: MA