A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Daniel Auteuil Juliette Binoche Annie Girardot Bernard Le Coq Daniel Duval Maurice Bénichou Walid Afkir Lester Makedonsky Nathalie Richard Denis Podalydès Caroline Baehr Christian Benedetti Loïc Brabant Aïssa Maïga Philippe Besson Jean-Jacques Brochier Paule Daré Louis-Do de Lencquesaing Annette Faure Hugo Flamigni Peter Stephan Jungk Dioucounda Koma Marie Kremer Nicky Marbot Malik Nait Djoudi Marie-Christine Orry Mazarine Pingeot Julie Recoing Karla Suarez Show All…
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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth.”
Michael Haneke's Caché is the true definition of a film that requires multiple viewings to fully grasp and appreciate. Upon first viewing of the film one tends to become so swept up in the mystery of trying to…
you can read this film as an exploration of guilt and privilege as it applies to a man's unwillingness to accept his part in both and how that man acts as a synecdoche for all of France, but i personally am choosing to read it as a story about one fucked up couple that was still using their VCR in 2005 and how their refusal to simply not watch VHS tapes led to ruin. haneke's in the pocket of big HD-DVD
my fav haneke yet!!! consistently fascinated by the way he shoots his stories through such a clinical, cold, “objective” viewpoint, without sacrificing a dash of humanity — that talent is especially on display here, since the topic of surveillance plays such a key role. how is this movie both so dense and so sparse!?
This is from an assignment from my Art Philosophy class, hence why I mostly talk about the opening shot. I got an A.
I often argue for the importance of context in art, and this is one of the ultimate uses of it in film. The opening shot of Michael Haneke’s brilliant film Caché is at first mundane, then terrifying as it recurs throughout the film. It didn’t need to be artfully framed to serve its purpose perfectly and at first glance it isn’t, but, as is always the case with Haneke, there are myriad subtle things that add further to the disturbance.
The opening shot in question is of a domestic city street in France. It lingers for quite…
At this point, I should just tattoo Michael Haneke's name across my ass because he fucking owns it.
Caché is a tricky, tricky film, and Haneke is a tricky, tricky director. He loves to play games with his audience, much like a cat with a mouse. He relishes revealing the part we play as viewers, and consequently calling into question the act of viewership itself. Wheras Funny Games forces us to engage with our participation in film violence (specifically films of the tortue porn variety), Caché poses a question for the audience: is it possible that we are the stalker?
There's much to debate about who, exactly, is filming the tapes that terrorize the Laurent family. The brilliant final shot seems to be providing…
the Leonardo DiCaprio pointing at the tv meme is me whenever I’m watching the ending of Caché
I'm not even going to begin trying to decipher this complex web of mystery and deception that I just witnessed. After a few more viewings, I may be able to provide a better and more informed analysis. What I can say is that this is certainly potentially one of the greatest films of the 21st century, true to what others have told me.
Caché is so gripping, its dark tale of bourgeois guilt perfectly suited to Haneke's enchantingly brutal style. Everything here is too close to reality in an audio and visual sense, making it never feel quite right in the best way possible. Caché is a film about dredging up secrets and the way that guilt lingers and festers. The subtext about colonialism and society having never owned up to its wrongs from prior years is something everyone analysing Caché seems to draw upon. But I feel it extends beyond that to 21st century phenomena and consequences. There's more than one allusion to trouble in the Middle East, which seems a fantastic example of how past wrongs now bleed into our present.…
Michael Haneke’s Caché is a layered mystery that still lingers through my mind long after watching the film. Although there is barely any action, Caché doubles as a brilliant thriller that is full of uneasy moments and no desire to relieve the tension. One of Haneke’s gifts to filmmaking is subverting the expectations of his audience—twisting the narrative of a familiar genre and delivering something much more captivating. In Caché, that is where the film truly shines as Haneke goes leaps and bounds with his signature approach.
i mean... ok
This psychological thriller from Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke possesses a tremendous central performance from Juliette Binoche as a wife going through a series of disturbing experiences. The trademark Haneke touches, such as his thoroughly voyeuristic approach and his preference for long shots, assures the film is elevated continuously beyond its rather generic framework.
The atmosphere generated has a taut and gripping quality and while the storytelling is, at times, intentionally bewildering as well as deciding to leave several of its narrative threads unresolved as it's psychological examinations squirm to the surface together with a commentary on the potency of regretfulness. Caché contains a discernible sense of fear alongside its disquieting rhythms and is a movie that is difficult not to appreciate.
Roger Ebert summed it up best .. CACHÉ is a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, inside an Enigma!
To say Director Michael Haneke is a one of a kind filmmaker is a significant understatement. His ability to subvert the expectations of cinema requires viewers to reach up to his level of visionary brilliance to fully appreciate his work.
On the surface Cache is a dull French family drama with some solid camera work and a couple shock factor scenes. While I did not that' feel that negatively about it at first, its inner meanings did escape me.
Haneke says it plainly in his title, which in English means hidden. So that means we have to look closely in order appreciate…
Und wenn man denkt, man ist schon am Boden, einfach Mal 'nen Haneke schauen.
Im only gonna say that Lost Highway did it first and better
Usually super realistic type movies are not my thing. But Michael Haneke has surprised me twice . First Amour and now this one.
Unfortunately I didn't get the hidden meaning.Because I have no idea about france political issues 🤷 But its fine. What I need from a movie ? I got that 100%
Haneke redondea con Caché esa especie de nuevo género de terror que ya venía desarrollando en las anteriores Funny games, El video de Benny. Se trata de un terror invisible, sugerente, nada obvio, un cine de los que obliga a implicarse al espectador. Haneke da mucho juego y nos invita a participar, a sacar nuestras propias conclusiones sobre la marcha.
from my old blog:
as i've said before, i prefer to go into a movie not knowing anything. however, if i still come out with a few questions, particularly with a film that intrigues me, then i'm gonna try and find those answers. thank goodness for the internet.
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i remember reading somewhere that the end of this film was eerie. so when i got to the end of the film, i was like, what the hell is eerie about this? rather than watch it again, i figured that i probably just missed something. afterall, im watching it on a television at home, and it would be totally clearer if it…
I must admit I committed plenty, huge mistakes judging this film on first instance.
As of now, I really appreciate this film more and it may have Haneke's best filmmaking all over it. Performances were fantastic, including late Benichou's gut wrenching scenes.
I didn't think I'd love this movie after a rewatch and yeah, I don't think I love it. But I now can say this is a masterpiece that deserves all recognition and analyses it is given throughout the years.
An incredible, shocking, subtle great film.
How could I not expect such a simple concept to be dissected to the philosophical bones by Haneke.
After my 3 Heneke binge watch, I can’t possibly decide if this is his best or worst film?
I had a hard time wrapping my head around this endless mystery.
The mystery, of course, involves the identity of the person or persons sending the videos which disrupt the bourgeois routine of a Parisian family. The interim solution by many viewers seems to be that Pierrot, the evasive and distant son, is their source. This despite the fact that the movie also places suspicion on Majid, the childhood victim of Georges, and on Majid's own son.
It's gonna take a while before I'm able to rate and review this film, it's completely perplexed me. A perfect 4am watch.
While watching, I kept thinking, "it's a great movie" - and I had so many thoughts on the perspective and how it makes you feel about the camera and about the screen and about control and about storytelling and movies and lived experience and dreams but then like 20 minutes after it was over, I discovered that it had almost entirely, besides a few skeletal structural details and ONE image, had almost entirely vanished from my head.
Which, I think, speaks to what is really great about this movie - it is an impossible to grasp skeletal maze, constantly revolving around one single, horrible, powerful image, and gives you just enough perspectives to feel assured that even if you could…
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