Caché (2005)

2005 Caché Hidden Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtMichael Haneke’s gripping, multi-layered French thriller Caché a.k.a. Hidden commands the viewer’s attention from beginning to end. This writer/director does not eagerly feed answers to his audiences. He relies instead on their intelligence, something severely bereft in most films in the same genre.

Haneke likes to create merciless psychological unsettlement. His favoured technique is by meticulously controlling the delivery of information. He often plays with point-of-view, sometimes destabilising it to attain his desired effect. Key plot hints are sometimes hidden in background subtleties that one only discovers on repeat viewings.

Caché won several prestigious awards. Several other Haneke films have won or been nominated for top accolades. The White Ribbon (2009) won the Cannes Palme d’Or and Funny Games (1997) is probably the most disquieting film we have ever seen. This is a director to be reckoned with.

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You can find more information on this French-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the average IMDb rating – this is a superb film.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:

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Title: Caché

Language: French

Direction: Michael Haneke

ScreenplayMichael Haneke

Cinematography: Christian Berger

Editing: Michael Hudecek, Nadine Muse

Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Lester Makedonsky, Maurice Bénichou, Walid Afkir, Annie Girardot, Daniel Duval, Bernard Le Coq

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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9 comments

  1. You’ve chosen an electic mix of films. Jolly good! I’ve seen two of Haneke’s films: ‘The White Ribbon’ and ‘The Piano Teacher’. Both strange and intriguing. I’d like to see this one too; I like the lead actors. Thanks!

  2. MIB

    Tense film. The fact there is absolutely no music whatsoever in this film makes it more eerie.

  3. great movie, i love the last scene while the credits were rolling, i completely missed the first time what we should see. Haneke’s best movie so far.

  4. I missed it too – needed to hear the director’s commentary. Nice review Shimsky, check out my review of this film when you a chance.

  5. A brilliant, brilliant film.

  6. What a great selection of films! I love Hidden, it’s intriguing – one of Haneke’s best

  7. A great film, most of which isn’t obvious.

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  9. Joe

    This is one of my favorite films. It totally blew me away. I love Haneke.

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