HiddenDirector: Michael Haneke
Paranoia grips a bourgeois European family when a series of menacing videotapes begin turning up on their doorstep in Piano Teacher director Michael Haneke's dark drama. From the outside, Georges (Daniel Auteuil), Anne (Juliette Binoche), and son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky) are the typical middle-class European family, but when a series of mysterious videotapes accompanied by morbid drawings reveal that someone has been monitoring their house, Georges begins to suspect that his past has come back to haunt him. It was during France's occupation of Algeria that Georges wronged a young Algerian boy named Majid (Maurice Bénichou), and as the enraged father and husband begins tracking down his former friend, the line between victim and predator becomes increasingly blurred.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Annie Girardot||Georges' Mother|
|Bernard Le Coq||Editor|
|Lisy Christl||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Emmanuel de Chauvigny||Production Designer|
|Valerio de Paolis||Co-producer|
|Christoph Kanter||Production Designer|
|Jean-Pierre Laforce||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jean-Paul Mugel||Sound/Sound Designer|
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This film takes its time and unwinds just a little with each new scene. You will need some patience and a little faith because it does not have the quick editing so many American films have, but it is worth it. Never take your eyes off the screen. You will miss soemthing in the amazing performances.
The first scene says it all
This is a riveting mystery-thriller that will hold you spellbound to your seat. Wonderful performances by Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil as a husband and wife who suddenly find themselves being watched and videotaped. It is eerie to watch them watching the videotapes of themselves with fear and unease not knowing who, what, or even why this is happening to them. Throughout the story is interwoven snippets of the husband's past as a child come back to haunt him in the present leading to wild accusations and even a surprise staged "murder" that is not a murder after all. It was interesting to see how quickly and easily even the strongest of relationships can unravel through a tangled web of lies, deceit, and fear. The film ends as it begins--with surveillance and unease and the never answered question of who, what, and why. This was an interesting movie, but I rather prefer movies with a definite black and white ending, and was rather disappointed by the endings vagueness. The title "Cache"--Hidden--is very apropo for the many hidden facets of this film.