Caché

Caché

DVD - 2006 | French
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Un thriller psychologique où un animateur d'une émission littéraire et sa femme sont terrorisés par la réception de vidéocassettes où ils sont filmés clandestinement dans leur intimité. Envoyés anonymement, ces rubans révèlent toutefois des secrets enfouis. L'obsession, la méfiance et la trahison s'emparent du couple et les perturbent profondément.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 DVD-vidéo (93 min.) :,son., coul. ;,12 cm.

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Janice21383
Apr 10, 2016

I love Haneke's films, but hesitate recommending them because they are very demanding. Cache, especially, demands that you spend most of the movie not knowing what's happening, just like the main characters. You're not only watching someone unravel a mystery; you yourself are there, almost physically, unraveling it. In addition, the ending has no great catharsis or climax; it is just sad and inescapable. To sum up, this is a great film, but it's not for viewers who need plot points spelled out, or at least wrapped up by the end.

noir125 Jul 30, 2014

This is no easy tale. Though it looks easy in the beginning the film becomes more disturbing than viewer expects; director Michael Haneke explains why in a brilliant interview; he also points out that many cinema lovers prefer resolved endings not unresolved ones, but then, some people prefer modern art and others traditional. The movie was so cool on the surface but turned out to be agonizing, with out offending anyone,

emmjae Jun 14, 2014

A great movie. I remember when I first saw this and I was amazed by it. This is a mystery from France.

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klemens82
Jan 05, 2014

Captivating story about a small family being sent anonymos video tapes and messages, as well as how to deal with life's obstacles, and about (SPOILER alert:) things that happend when one was a small child that have come back to affect adult life. First I did not want to see it as I feared it would be very similar to Haneke's "The piano teacher" but it turned out to be very different. The interview the director about the film (also on the DVD) is short and so worth watching.

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eusebius
Dec 02, 2013

I truly believe Michael Haneke hates human beings, he certainly shows them in the worst possible light without any compassion. Watching one of his films is a dreary experience.

MBSL500 Jan 24, 2013

Nicely filmed movie. Plot was a bit obscure, but you get the picture, vaguely about 10 min. in. Acting was very good. One scene was a shocker - not for kids or the faint at heart.

Green_Bird_203 Jul 31, 2012

Not a very moving picture.

emprunteur581 Aug 16, 2011

Lousy, confusing movie. I was disappointed. I like Daniel Auteuil though.

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stuvw27
Aug 02, 2010

With so many critics rushing to say how brilliant and brainy this film is I had expected something I could get my teeth into. Well, in one way I suppose I got just that because this picture is like eating taffy: lots of chewing, little nutrition. Other than the appearance of an upper middle class life-style, there is little information given about the character of Georges and Anne Laurent and their relationship. Nothing is given that would plausibly drive the intended story. They were so flat that I suspect we are to read them as symbols of that stratum of French society. Even so, the so-called guilt of Georges seems to me to be more of a plot convenience than real human feelings. And, yes, I see what’s going in the final shot but, while that tells me whodunit this ain’t exactly Hercule Poirot, and I have long since given up caring about this couple as people or, if you prefer, as symbols on the ridiculous path of this moralistic fable. Suffice to say Haneke is not Hitchcock.

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