36. TIME OF THE WOLF
dir. Michael Haneke
world premiere 2003
U.S. release 2004
Because this film's continued neglect, despite its creator's ever-rising stock, all but proves the intolerable force
of its bleak, uncompromised vision of how human life would look in a state of total, abrupt fugitivity, minus any specifics of
why. Haneke's least sensational movie, I think, despite having the highest stakes. Its relative modesty is a thin cover on scary plausibility.