What If Michael Haneke Directed 'Star Wars'? 'Amour'-Style Parody Envisions the Sad Story (Video)

Jordan Zakarin
March 6, 2013

Sometimes, despite however much talent and acclaim a director has earned, they're just not the right fit for a certain film.

Take Michael Haneke, for instance. He's a legendary auteur, won an Oscar this year for his film Amour and has created a reputation for his unforgiving and unsentimental films. Which is why the thought of him directing a big budget sci-fi effort like Star Wars is an automatic punchline.

For the recent Cesar Awards, the French academy put together a taste of what a Haneke-directed Jedi adventure would look like. Calling back to Amour, a dying and senile Darth Vader is driving his caring son, elderly sad sack Luke Skywalker, absolutely nuts. Even more depressing is Princess Leia; she certainly has seen better days.

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