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The current refugee crisis is one of biggest concerns of the present time in Europe, as new bulletins and the written press focus attention on vessels sinking in the Mediterranean en route and refugee camps placed on national borders, such as the Calais jungle. It is, therefore, no surprise to see these narratives and stories filtering into feature film production. The tone of approach to such a difficult topic can perhaps be seen to take one of three routes – hard-hitting drama, documentary/essay films or comedy in the form of political satire. Michael Haneke approaches the . . .

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Jamie Steele is an Associate Lecturer in Film at Bath Spa University, UK. His research interests concern transnational and regional cinemas, with a particular interest in cinemas of small nations.