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Caché (Hidden) (2005)
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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:
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Maurice Bénichou ...
Majid
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Georges's Mom
Bernard Le Coq ...
Georges's Editor-In-Chief
Walid Afkir ...
Majid's Son
Lester Makedonsky ...
Pierrot Laurent
Daniel Duval ...
Pierre
Nathalie Richard ...
Mathilde
Denis Podalydès ...
Yvon
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Chantal
Caroline Baehr ...
Nurse
Christian Benedetti ...
Georges's Father
Philippe Besson ...
TV Guest
Loic Brabant ...
Police Officer No. 2 (as Loïc Brabant)
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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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5 October 2005 (France)  »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,800 (Chile) (8 September 2006)

Gross:

$36,151 (Chile) (15 September 2006)
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Voted "Best Film of the Noughties" by UK newspaper The Times. See more »

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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 »

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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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Stupefyingly boring and pointless
23 September 2006 | by (Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I get the p-c France/Algeria allegory, but this is a movie which could have been made as a 30 minute short and would still be boring and pointless, unless livened up with commercial breaks. It is often described as a psychological thriller, but there is no real suspense, and thrilling it is decidedly not.

The plot is childish and simplistic, and the few subplots go where the plot ultimately goes: nowhere. Watching one's grass grow for two hours would be much more exciting than watching this movie.

The fact that so many critics like it simply serves to highlight the pretentiousness of the critics.

I am here to tell you that the Emperor isn't wearing any clothes. Don't bother with this clunker.


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