Michael Haneke Takes Home Second Palme d'Or

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Michael Haneke Takes Home Second Palme d'Or

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Michael Haneke Takes Home Second Palme d'Or

Michael Haneke was awarded the Cannes film festival's top prize, its Palme d'Or, on Sunday for his movie, Amour. It's Haneke's second time claiming the prize, and he's only the seventh filmmaker to ever receive the Palme d'Or. The last time he won was in 2009 for The White Ribbon. Haneke's latest led our "Seven Cannes Films You'll Want to See Later," so snaps for Lawson for getting that one right. 

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If you're interested in doing some Palme d'Or homework while you wait for Amour to make its way to a streaming site near you, we've tracked down some of the award's recent winners down for you. 2006's The Wind That Shakes The Barley, 2007's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and 2010's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives are all available on Netflix Instant. 

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Michael Haneke's probably gained mot of his recognition for his 1998 movie Funny Games, a graphic story of a family held hostage and tortured by two men who broke into their house. If that seems like the kind of movie you'd enjoy on a Sunday, it's also available on Netflix Instant. 

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