Born Mar 23, 1942. From Munich, Germany.
Maker of some of cinema’s most disturbing—and arguably most intriguing films—Michael Haneke is a master of the bleak and the haunting. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna before trying his hand at filmmaking. After directing a handful of television movies, Haneke produced his debut feature, The Seventh Continent, in 1989. He has since directed many critically-acclaimed films, including Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Caché (Hidden), and The White Ribbon.