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Caché (2005)

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Director:

Michael Haneke

Writer:

Michael Haneke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Georges Laurent
Juliette Binoche ... Anne Laurent
Maurice Bénichou ... Majid
Annie Girardot ... Georges's Mom
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Georges's Editor-In-Chief
Walid Afkir Walid Afkir ... Majid's Son
Lester Makedonsky Lester Makedonsky ... Pierrot Laurent
Daniel Duval ... Pierre
Nathalie Richard ... Mathilde
Denis Podalydès ... Yvon
Aïssa Maïga ... Chantal
Caroline Baehr Caroline Baehr ... Nurse
Christian Benedetti Christian Benedetti ... Georges's Father
Philippe Besson Philippe Besson ... TV Guest
Loic Brabant Loic Brabant ... Police Officer No. 2 (as Loïc Brabant)
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Storyline

Set in France, Georges is a TV Literary Reviewer and lives in a small yet modern town house with his wife Ann, a publisher and his young son Pierrot. They begin to receive video tapes through the post of their house and family, along side obscure child-like drawings. They visit the police with hope of aid to find the stalker, but as there is no direct threat, they refuse to help. As the tapes become more personal, Georges takes it upon himself to figure out who is putting through his family through such horror. A true Michael Haneke Classic. Written by Jodie Norton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Austria | Germany | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caché (Hidden) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,010, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$3,647,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,197,824
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There is no music, save for the theme on George's show, and background music at Anne's publishing party. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear over a shot of the husband and wife's house, but they appear one by one and in rows. By the time the credits are over they are all shown together, much like they would on a poster or in the credits section of a movie trailer. See more »

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References Open Water (2003) See more »

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Will Be Challenging for Americans
9 January 2006 | by ladyeuthanasiaSee all my reviews

This was a very good film, an excellent study in psychological tension. Unfortunately, I don't think a lot of Americans or really anyone who isn't very familiar with the French-Algerian war will be able to understand it. It's about the horrors of that war and the French denial of their part in it -- very much tying in to the French youth race riots we saw last year. It also quietly draws some parallels with the war in Iraq. The ending was perhaps much too subtle. Everyone around me as we left the theater here in Los Angeles was expressing confusion. This was an older, more sophisticated audience, too. I don't think they really understood what was happening all along.

That said, it was still fantastic. I'm glad that at least outside of the U.S. it's gotten the recognition it deserves.


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