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Caché (2005)



Critic Consensus: A creepy French psychological thriller that commands the audience's attention throughout.

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: R (for brief strong violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Haneke
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 27, 2006
Box Office: $3.5M
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Daniel Auteuil
as Georges Laurent
Juliette Binoche
as Anne Laurent
Annie Girardot
as George's Mother
Lester Makedonsky
as Pierrot Laurent
Bernard Le Coq
as George's Editor
Walid Afkir
as Majid's Son
Paule Dare
as The Orphanage Attend...
Marie Kremer
as Jeannette
Hugo Flamigni
as George as a Child
Malik Nait Djoudi
as Majid as a Child
Christian Benedetti
as George's Father, Yo...
Annette Faure
as George's Mother, Yo...
Diouc Koma
as Cyclist
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Critic Reviews for Caché

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (43)

Hidden is essential viewing for those who like their thrillers with depth, intelligence, and inimitable style.

Full Review… | March 5, 2011
Matt's Movie Reviews

Coming from a guy who sliced private parts onscreen long before Lars von Trier, "Cache" is restrained. But Michael Haneke skillfully, slowly twists the knife on those who would so carelessly forget a decision that forever altered the life of someone else.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010

Many things are hidden in the layers of this brilliantly clever mystery from Michael Haneke: the truth, the point of view from which the story is told, the political references and, most intriguingly, the ending. Which is not to say you can't find them. B

Full Review… | October 10, 2009

Another step towards replacing facile jolts with compassionate scrutiny

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

Michael Haneke est visiblement un cinéaste qui adore mettre son public à rude épreuve.

Full Review… | August 20, 2008

Michael Haneke's aptly named Caché (Hidden) is the kind of movie that fully engages the mind of the viewer. It's a multi-layered, open-ended thriller, an onion sliced by taut piano wire.

Full Review… | June 8, 2008
Paste Magazine

Audience Reviews for Caché


Unresolved narratives are deal-breakers for many film viewers, and if you are one of them, this film will likely anger you greatly. For those willing to take on some heavy ambiguity, Haneke crafts a self-reflexive story about the relationship between film and memory, both good and bad.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer


A very well-acted, mysterious psychological thriller in which a family is terrorized by an anonymous stalker, who leaves violent drawings and video tapes consisting of following his victims around, at their doorstep. Director Michael Haneke inserts many of his calling cards here, such as prolonged scenes, a tense atmosphere, sudden acts of violence, and ultimately, an anti-ending. This formula works wonders yet again, as the viewer is never completely sure who to believe, as Haneke begins to slowly flip the script on his lead character (Daniel Auteuil) from likable to a figure who might indeed be hiding his guilt under his pride. The slow burn exercise he puts his viewers through ends on a cliffhanger, but one that is meant to encourage discussion instead of answer questions. Some will view it as boring and unrewarding, while, in my case, viewing this a second time, I was left in awe of how many questions Haneke was able to raise as a result. As far as performances go, Auteuil and Juliette Binoche are pitch-perfect, and they do a good job showing different sides to their characters. Ultimately, this is a film about an audience and how we view characters in films, and if this should be viewed as an "intrusion" or not.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

The feeling of emptiness your heart receives in the end is close to unbearable.

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

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