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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:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$925,023 (France), 7 October 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,211, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,634,407, 30 April 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Voted "Best Film of the Noughties" by UK newspaper The Times. See more »

Goofs

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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References Bad Education (2004) See more »

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What a crap book this would be...
2 October 2006 | by stephen_tolmieSee all my reviews

... the hype around this film seems to have people in two camps, one camp honestly scratching their heads asking questions including was it even any good and the other desperately trying to find a significance to how good they wish the film was, a kind of 'I want to like it so I'm obviously more intelligent than you and I will find a point to it and I will prove its good even if it takes me all day to write an over elaborate tale that includes the film but also what I was day dreaming was happening when I was watching it, there must be more to it damn it, there's no place like home there's no place like home click click' . I asked a friend who had told me how great it was 'watch it Steve there's a scene in it thats totally f***** up", well I had to get it with this review!, I had read about it and the hype surrounding it was quite big at the time so I took the plunge and added it to my DVD club list, eventually it came to the top last week and I watched it on Saturday. I think the hype was generated by that one scene. Wasn't very interesting after the first hour , now people are desperately trying to find the point of making it, I looked on this to find out if anyone had...not yet I see..


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