Teenager Benny sees the world through the lens. In his room he follows the events around the world live. An undisturbed stream of violence distorts boy’s perception and becomes a real-life experience. Benny enters the forbidden territory. However, understanding the consequences of one’s actions is not so easy. Especially when one has the family on their side trying to cover it up with morality.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Written by: Michael Haneke

Produced by: Veit Heiduschka

Main Cast: Arno Frisch (Benny), Angela Winkler (mother), Ulrich Mühe (father)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Critic’s Award – Prix Fipresci 1993
  • European Film 1993