Michael Haneke’s Star Wars Episode 7: The César awards imagine the sequel from the director of Amour.

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March 4 2013 12:13 PM

Did You See This? Michael Haneke’s Star Wars 7

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After months of discussion of who would direct Star Wars Episode 7, the 2013 César awards (which are sort of like the French Oscars) offered their own answer, with Michael Haneke (whose Amour dominated the awards) directing.

The notoriously chilly director, of course, turns the chapter into an unflinching parable about the misery of aging—no wonder Obi-Wan let Darth strike him down—and the sketch raises at least one question: Next year, can the Academy get whoever produced the César awards?

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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