Seventh Continent (1989)

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Avg Rating: 3.1 / 5. Voted: 21

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AKA: Der Siebente Kontinent
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Birgit Doll (Anna), Dieter Berner (Georg), Leni Tanzer (Evi), Udo Samel (Alexander)
Country: Austria; Effed Up European Films
Language: German (Eng Subs); Effed Up German Movies
Runtime: 01:48:08
Genres: Family

The Austrian master’s debut feature follows the seemingly mundane daily life of an Austrian family over 3 years as they slowly take halting steps up the expected social ladder. Only for life to turn realistic – you can plan and put in so much effort into the future, and then for no apparent reason, completely change your mind and decide to go in a completely different direction.

The Seventh Continent is an oddly satisfying film with long oddly satisfying sequences, made long before that was a youtube thing.

Dear Lord, make me meek,
So that I in Heaven,
Shall Thee meet.

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Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
July 4, 2024 6:51 am

“Red, White & Blue” (2010) would be a great movie to put up on the 4th of July. This is not a request and that’s not an excuse. It’s an explanation.

July 1, 2024 7:31 pm

favorite movie ever while being michael haneke’s debut, glad to see it here

June 28, 2024 1:46 am

I’m up for something new, but an excess of the mundane in my life is the reason I watch movies. So, to watch a movie like this seems beyond absurd. I lasted about 10 minutes before I remembered some lint in my belly button that needs attention. The claustrophobic camera shots did me in.

June 26, 2024 7:57 pm

Oddly satisfying?

fred fat
fred fat
June 26, 2024 7:45 pm

theres a better version called the seventh incontinent – that pisses all over this one

June 26, 2024 6:34 pm

The description didn’t mention anything about having English subtitles so I thought I was going to be out of luck but looks like it has them. Looking forward to watching this one.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
June 26, 2024 1:39 pm

I saw this a long time ago and I’ve been looking for it on the internet for a while with no luck. So glad to see it here on EUM. Very bizarre film with odd sequences like the gym students jumping over the wooden horse or the half eaten corn flake dinner scene. Some scenes last maybe a little too long which made me start to laugh at some points. It’s STRANGE! It goes right in to my top 10. 5 stars. Loved it.

June 26, 2024 12:15 pm

I’ll sexually assault the mods if they don’t take me seriously