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Writer:
Michael Haneke (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 2005 (France) 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 & 24 nominations See more »
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Reflective probing of hidden guilt, but definitely not top-notch cinema See more (344 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

Dioucounda Koma ... Cyclist (as Diouc Koma)

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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Also Known As:
"Caché" - France (original 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:
Voted "Best Film of the Noughties" by UK newspaper The Times.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the tape where Georges pulls up in his car and parks at night the headlights clearly cast a huge distinct shadow of the camera on the wall.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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References Ma mère (2004)See more »

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244 out of 360 people found the following review useful.
Reflective probing of hidden guilt, but definitely not top-notch cinema, 13 December 2005
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Michael Haneke's film begins as a clinical, psychological and social study of a respectable individual in European society. It ends as a study of a larger contemporary European segment of its population. It reminds one of the early works of Fassbinder—only Haneke's production values are more sophisticated. The camera becomes a character—a major one at that. This reminds the viewer that he is watching cinema at several junctures and that s/he is part of the communication/entertainment process. It makes you constantly ponder if the cinema you are watching is providing truth or lies (or something in between) 24 frames per second. The fixed-medium range shots that opens and closes the film indicate the view and mood of the director--clinical, somewhat distanced and unshaken by the story he unfolds. We also notice that what we are seeing, might not be what we think we are seeing. Antonioni did this to us in "Blow up" several decades ago.

After the screening at the on-going Dubai film festival, I was amused at the director carefully distancing himself from a situation where he could have resolved the issues—-he prefers to leave it to the viewer to do so. In a way the entertainment continues after the screening if you choose to reflect on what you saw.

At the obvious level, it is a study of colonial guilt of Europe and race relations. At a deeper level, it probes complacency and bourgeois temperaments of the financially secure classes in society. Escape from reality comes from closing curtains, shutting off the outside world and consuming sleeping tablets. At another level, the film explores the attitudes of three distinct generations towards social relationships.

Haneke uses graphic shocking violent scenes to jolt the audiences when they least expect it. He seems to enjoy the process. His strength is not in his cinema (Kubrick, in comparison, was brilliant at this game). Hanneke's strength lies elsewhere—eliciting fascinating performances from his cast. Daniel Auteuil, Julliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou and Annie Girardot were simply fascinating to watch.

The strength of the film lies in the subject that will disturb anyone. Many of us have something in our past that we wish to hide or not discuss. Yet there is a conscience in us that nags us to believe that there was a witness to that wrongdoing--a witness who cannot be buttonholed. It is this psychological fact that makes the film tick, much less its cinematic flourish.

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What a lousy movie ! loyolite
Do the French have trouble apologizing for colonialism? Homer_Mandrill
Who do you think send the tapes? rustynail925
Georges' Boss - Was he hiding something? James Dean
'Don't go too deep, don't go too shallow' garp-26
Devastating, heartbreaking, and the title is ironic Keely
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