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Big Ben
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Kelvin's Book

#1 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Haneke is moving into television, at least long form television with Kelvin's Book.
The English language, ten-part, high concept series is set in a dystopian world and will tell the adventurous story of a group of young people in a not too distant future. During a flight, they are forced to make an emergency landing outside of their home and are confronted with the actual face of their home country for the first time.

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Re: Kelvin's Book

#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:51 pm

The concept could not be less appealing.

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Re: Kelvin's Book

#3 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:49 pm

It's weird because I like Haneke's aesthetic and approach to things but dystopia isn't exactly a rare thing nowadays and more of it is likely to just burn me out. I've not seen Time of the Wolf but isn't that a dystopia too? Perhaps that's a good judge for those who have seen it?

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Re: Kelvin's Book

#4 Post by miless » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:23 pm

Time of the Wolf is my favorite Haneke film, as he stripped away all of the artifice surrounding most speculative/dystopic fiction to focus on the true terror of the scenario.

as to the show's uninspiring description, I feel like every Haneke film tends to lack any depth when described on paper (especially pre-preproduction)

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Re: Kelvin's Book

#5 Post by furbicide » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 pm

Big Ben wrote:It's weird because I like Haneke's aesthetic and approach to things but dystopia isn't exactly a rare thing nowadays and more of it is likely to just burn me out. I've not seen Time of the Wolf but isn't that a dystopia too? Perhaps that's a good judge for those who have seen it?
Time of the Wolf is an amazing film. This ... sounds weird. But if it's Haneke, it has to be good, right?

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