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…
that 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.…
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…
Turn on tape recorder.
Michael Haneke, or how to subvert your expectations in the most effective manner. Caché, or how to hide the true focus of your movie in a mysterious tape you can't and won't make sense of because that's the point that it's not the point. Subversion, or how to decode the true focus of the mysterious tape: a man's guilt-ridden conscience over a long-buried childhood deed. Blood all over the screen, or how to make the deadly slit in man's conscience. Static wide shots that do not zoom in on the subject, or how you'll see the focus only after the last shot. By then, the film down memory lane will have finished. But the tape will be forever broken.
Turn off tape recorder.
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not that thrilling for a psychological thrill, except for the last act
i think the themes and allegory are HIDDEN (ha) really well in the movie
a film about only child syndrome
That bloke was cutting it a little close when driving near the chickens
Can't believe I thought this was a fac-simile of Lost Highways the first time I say it (about 10 years ago), it has little to do with it besides borrowing the premise of its first act.
Too slow-paced and uneventful for my taste. But makes a very important point about modern day France reluctantly accepting its role in atrocities in the not-so-distant past yet still failing to see how those actions have very tangible consequences in the present.
such a great watch but omg anxiety movie, watch when you feel lonely and too safe in your home.
You may recall that some few months ago I (somewhat begrudgingly) gave Michael Haneke's original version of Funny Games a (coveted) 4.5 star rating. It was a film that challenged me in how unabashed it was in its approach, and as I thought about it more, forced me to recognize the genius Haneke attains with it. It is easy to see Cache, his 2005 film, as the fulfillment of that previous one. Indeed I believe it is the necessary counterpoint to Funny Games. After all, if Funny Games is about inexplicable violence that occurs in plain sight, Cache is about inexplicable violence that occurs just out of sight. If Funny Games is about our need for the voyeuristic catharsis of…
Good scenery, cinematography and color palettes but "mysterious" open endings NAGAEEDAM.
Don't start something if you can't finish it well.
Shout-out to Amazon Prime for the VHS video quality
Haneke puoi avere tutte le idee intelligenti che ti pare, tu e i tuoi finali ambigui non mi avrete mai.
watched for class. this movie was great but also it freaked me the fuck out. i like that there's no answer to the main storyline - it adds this cool meta vibe about it. also the son's name is Pierrot and we have the same hair
Very happy with this. First off I’d say so far Heneke is great. Funny games was a near masterpiece in my mind and this wasn’t as good, however fire. He also really has an eye for significant shots, although it is different then someone like Kubrick. With Kubrick you can kinda tell, “yea that’s a Kubrick shot”. In the two movies I’ve seen the shots weren’t very similar as much as they were unique in my opinion. Whatever, anyways there was no Score or sound design whatsoever, which I didn’t love. I loved how they showed all three perspectives of family members as the whole MISSING thing was happening. Like the son and the mom having that conversation was something…
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