The dearth of substantial extras leaves the film, perhaps appropriately, to mostly speak for itself.
Perhaps the defining performance of Isabelle Huppert’s career is now on vibrant display in this Criterion Blu-ray.
This high-falutin’ Nazi origin story is practically a masterpiece of subtlety in the finger-wagging blowhard Michael Haneke’s canon.
Haneke’s admonishments are disturbing only in the sense that they’re never self-critical.
There's always a sense that Haneke thinks he's above his characters, his audience, and scrutiny.