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Caché -- When a series of anonymously-produced videos reveal they're under surveillance, a TV talk show host and his wife find themselves embroiled in a mystery steeped in obsession, denial and guilt.

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Michael Haneke (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 2006 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
29 wins & 29 nominations See more »
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When hiding can be revealing -- one of the top films of the 2000s See more (348 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Auteuil ... Georges Laurent

Juliette Binoche ... Anne Laurent

Maurice Bénichou ... Majid

Annie Girardot ... 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

Aïssa Maïga ... Chantal
Caroline Baehr ... Nurse
Christian Benedetti ... Georges's Father
Philippe Besson ... TV Guest
Loic Brabant ... Police Officer No. 2 (as Loïc Brabant)
Jean-Jacques Brochier ... TV Guest
Paule Daré ... The Orphanage Attendant
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Bookstore Owner
Annette Faure ... Georges's Mother, Young
Hugo Flamigni ... Georges as a Child
Peter Stephan Jungk ... Writer

Diouc Koma ... Cyclist

Marie Kremer ... Jeannette
Nicky Marbot ... The Orphanage Driver
Malik Nait Djoudi ... Majid as a Child
Marie-Christine Orry ... Housekeeper
Mazarine Pingeot ... TV Guest
Julie Recoing ... Georges's Assistant
Karla Suarez ... Novelist
Laurent Suire ... Police Officer No. 1
Jean Teulé ... TV Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Contini ... Herself (archive footage)
François Négret ... Man in elevator (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Haneke 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Haneke  written by

Produced by
Michael André .... associate producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Andrew Colton .... executive producer
Valerio De Paolis .... co-producer
Veit Heiduschka .... producer
Michael Katz .... executive producer
Margaret Ménégoz .... executive producer
Michael Weber .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Christian Berger 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Hudecek 
Nadine Muse 
 
Casting by
Colomba Falcucci 
Kris Portier de Bellair 
 
Production Design by
Emmanuel de Chauvigny 
Christoph Kanter 
 
Costume Design by
Lisy Christl 
 
Makeup Department
Laurent Bozzi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gregory Bruneau .... assistant unit manager
David Crenn .... assistant unit manager
Sébastien Delepine .... unit manager trainee
Brigitte Faure .... production manager
Emmanuelle Jacobson-Roques .... unit manager trainee
Grégory Valais .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Olivieri .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Carine Demongueres .... assistant art director
Jérémy Duchier .... set dresser
Peter Ecker .... property master: Austria
Yannick Heuveline .... assistant decorator
Katrin Huber .... props: Austria
Christoph Kanter .... production designer: Austria
Thomas Pitre .... property master
Teresa Prothmann .... art department assistant
Arnaud Roth .... first assistant decorator
Hans Wagner .... set decorator: Austria
Wouter Zoon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Frank Ceven .... assistant foley artist (as Franck Ceven)
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound editor
Mathias Maydl .... sound re-recordist
Antoine Mercier .... daily boom operator
Jean-Paul Mugel .... production sound mixer
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Aubry .... lighting grip
Gabriele Buti .... assistant camera: HDTV camera
Xavier Embry .... best boy grip
Gerald Helf .... first assistant camera
Natascha Neulinger .... lighting technician
Marion Stalens .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tess Hammami .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Alarich Lenz .... assistant editor
Soazic Veillon .... assistant editor
Willi Willinger .... colorist
 
Other crew
Richard Lormand .... publicist: international
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Tosé Riesser .... production assistant
Kristy Ryan .... promotions manager: Australia
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Caché (Hidden)" - USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief strong violence
Runtime:
117 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This film was the official submission of Austria for the Academy Awards in the 'Best Foreign-Language Film' category, but was disqualified then because it was not "predominantly shot in the official language of the submitting country," but rather in French. The controversy that ensued over that - as well as the virtually simultaneous disqualification of Italy's submission of the Arabic- and Hebrew-language film Private (2004) - prompted the foreign language committee to enact a rule change the following year that made any language acceptable in a foreign language submission - hence Canada's submission of a Hindi-language film in 2007 (Water (2005/I)) and Australia's of a German-language film in 2012 (Lore (2012)). Any language, that is, except English.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References The Chorus (2004)See more »

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92 out of 144 people found the following review useful.
When hiding can be revealing -- one of the top films of the 2000s, 15 May 2006
Author: debblyst from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you've just seen "Cachê" and are still (understandably) in shock, not knowing whether you really liked it or not, let me ask you a few questions. Now, when was the last time a film:

a) had you glued to your seat as in "Caché", your eyes and neurones required to work in full gear from beginning to end, making it impossible to erase it out of your mind (instead of the instantly forgettable films you see every week), and actually making a second viewing almost compulsory?

b) posed such complex, multi-layered questions -- socio-political ones (the shameful, violent legacy of past and present imperialist nations, the manipulation of "reality" by the State and the media), existential ones (the racial, class and social prejudices that we all carry and have to fight within ourselves), and more prosaic ones, like trying to solve a complicated thriller? When were they so masterly interwoven?

c) made you aware that your explanation for the movie's most immediate, "practical" question (who's sending the tapes to Georges) will be influenced by your own background and prejudices?

d) had such a controversial and rich ending? (I could think of at least five possible denouements, even considering that I DID see the two boys -- q.v. the multiple theories about the ending in "Caché"'s message boards here in IMDb).

"Caché" is one of the few real masterpieces of the 2000s. The mix of socio-political comment with the thriller genre is not new, of course (you can go back at least to great German silent films by Lang, Murnau, Dieterle, Pabst). In 2005 alone, Cronenberg made the half-successful "A History of Violence", Spielberg the underachieved "Munich", Stephen Gaghan the overwrought "Syriana", Paul Haggis the soap-operatic "Crash". But Haneke asks us and gives us much more: he demands our ability to fill in the many important historical and political gaps, messes with our prejudices but respects our intelligence, and knows that a good part of us viewers are bored to death of being spoon-fed with one-digit I.Q. plots in mechanical thrillers inhabited by tired, phony "archetypes" of good x evil characters.

"Caché" is a monumental proof of Haneke's COMPLETE command of his craft. Artistic achievements like this are now SO rare in films that "Caché" feels like a happening -- a work of art that is mind-boggling, hypnotic and physically unnerving, ethically and esthetically disturbing, combining the sense of revelation and discomfort you get with the best political films with the braincells workout you get with the best thrillers.

As I left the theater, three masterpieces immediately came to my mind: Clouzot's "Le Corbeau" (a political statement disguised as a thriller and a probable inspiration for "Caché"), Antonioni's "The Passenger" (ditto, and also for the long, breathtaking, "open-meaning" last shot) and Resnais' "Marienbad" (the seminal film of multi-layered possible interpretations of "reality"). "Caché" stands tall on its own, reaffirming Haneke as one the top-5 working directors of the 2000s. Can't wait for his next film -- but while I do, I'll watch "Caché" one more time, and understand that hiding (Georges hiding his past and his feelings, nations hiding shameful parts of their history, Haneke hiding evidence, explanations and conclusions) can be a form of powerful revelation...and self-revelation.

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