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Hidden (Caché) (2005)
"Caché" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 February 2006 (USA)
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A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Bénichou ...
Georges's Mom
Bernard Le Coq ...
Georges's Editor-In-Chief
Walid Afkir ...
Majid's Son
Lester Makedonsky ...
Pierrot Laurent
Daniel Duval ...
Nathalie Richard ...
Denis Podalydès ...
Caroline Baehr ...
Christian Benedetti ...
Georges's Father
Philippe Besson ...
TV Guest
Loic Brabant ...
Police Officer No. 2 (as Loïc Brabant)


Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family--shot secretly from the street--and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help.... Written by Simon John

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Rated R for brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caché (Hidden)  »

Box Office


€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$925,023 (France) (7 October 2005)


$36,151 (Chile) (15 September 2006)

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Michael Haneke:  [character name]  Juliette Binoche's character is named Anne Laurent. See more »


In the opening scene we see the Laurent residence from a stationary camera. Three roses are visible in a window box on the left. In the same setting late in the film after much passage of time, the roses are unchanged and in the same positions. See more »


Georges Laurent: Isn't it lonely, if you can't go out?
Georges's Mom: Why? Are you less lonely because you can sit in the garden? Do you feel less lonely in the metro than at home? Well then! Anyway, I have my family friend... with remote control. Whenever they annoy me, I just shut them up.
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Referenced in Seed (2006) See more »

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What was hidden was the plot...............you never find it
16 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So much potential was wasted. This was neither disturbing or dark, but it was suspenseful. The viewer is drawn to watch the endless conversations, and the endless camera shots, in the hope of being given just enough to resolve what the heck is going on. Like a long joke with a pointless punchline you will be left sorely wanting, highly frustrated, and in my case laughing hysterically as to how you were drawn into the empty attempt at exploring guilt and acceptance. I do not need to have the entire story explained to me. Nor do I need all loose ends tied up. Deep thinking movies can indeed both inform and intrigue. This did neither. This movie was like an old relative you never want to talk to. They ultimately spend hours talking with nothing to say.

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