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Michael Haneke was born in 1942 in Munich. He studied Psychology, Philosophy and Theater Sciences in Vienna. Active as a director and playwright for television, film and the opera, he is also a professor for Directing at the Vienna Film Academy. A selection of his award-winning films includes: THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (1989), BENNY'S VIDEO (1992), 71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE (1994), THE CASTLE (1997), FUNNY GAMES (1997), CODE UNKNOWN (2000), THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), TIME OF THE WOLF (2003), CACHÉ (2005), FUNNY GAMES U.S. (2007), THE WHITE RIBBON (2009) and LOVE (2012).