In some ways Time Of The Wolf (2003) is indicative of Michael Haneke's style in other ways it is something of an outlier. The films opens with a dramatic act and creates a tension and sense of foreboding that carries on throughout the film. It is a dystopian film where some sort of ecological disaster has made survival difficult and people band together or come into conflict for meager resources as they struggle for survival. Isabelle Huppert plays the surviving mother of two children who is trying to keep it together for her children as the struggle through the disaster that has struck as well as the the family's recent shocking experience that takes place in the first 20 minutes. It is bookended with an equally disturbing ending. There is some impressive cinematography, however, the film drags between the shocking opening and spellbinding conclusion.