Graduation (NYFF Review)

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Does the path you take matter as long as the end results are the same? Graduation is essentially Haneke-lite, which is still better than most films. There are no answers which is, and while the film is always interesting, it never fully captivates me into the mystery of what happened. I don’t find myself looking for the answer, questioning what happened, I just accept it. Maybe that’s the point, but at least Haneke forces me (or rather makes me want to) analyze and think about what I just saw. Does the path you take matter as long as the end results are the same? Does the means always justify the result? Graduation is essentially Haneke-lite, which is still better than most films. Of all of Haneke’s films, this reminds me the most of Cache. There are no answers which is, and while the film is always interesting, it never fully captivates me into the mystery of what happened. I don’t find myself looking for the answer, questioning what happened, I just accept it. Maybe that’s the point, but at least Haneke forces me (or rather makes me want to) analyze and think about what I just saw. [B-]

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