Unresolved narratives are deal-breakers for many film viewers, and if you are one of them, this film will likely anger you greatly. For those willing to take on some heavy ambiguity, Haneke crafts a self-reflexive story about the relationship between film and memory, both good an...
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 id... read more
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Release Date: December 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
Stats: 2,831 reviews
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A very well-acted, mysterious psychological thriller in which a family is terrorized by an anonymous stalker, who leaves violent drawings and video tapes consisting of following his victims around, at their doorstep. Director Michael Haneke inserts many of his calling cards here,...
June 11, 2012
The feeling of emptiness your heart receives in the end is close to unbearable.
January 30, 2012
The film opens with one of the more daring static shots you'll ever see, a couple of solid minutes of footage of the protagonists' house, and people coming and going, passing by, and - of course, this is Haneke - a moment where the tape is rewound to remind you that you are watch...
November 20, 2011
Ah Michael Haneke, we meet again. This time around, Haneke delivers a film about a Parisian family whose quiet and rather mundane existance is disturbed by the arrival of videotapes of their home, as well as some menacing drawings, all of them sent by an anonymous sender for seem...
March 28, 2011
Hitchcock once said that it's not the bang that is important but rather the anticipation of it that is. With Hidden, Haneke is obviously in agreement and his admiration for the late director shows. What Haneke brings to the table is just as good though, and that's that it doesn't...
February 26, 2011
Michael Haneke's brilliant, challenging masterpiece begins with an outstanding solitary opening shot. At first it looks like a well framed long shot; then, he lets it linger for a while and you might think it's a POV shot. Is someone spying on the house in the center of the frame...
October 10, 2010
Michael Haneke's visual proclamation that 'truth' and 'reality' are both relative terms. I truly enjoyed this film but I'm finding it rather difficult to explain why. I suppose it's simply a matter of perception. Caché
January 21, 2010
There is some great work here, from both the director and the actors involved. Though I think that this may be a little too "subtle" for some viewers to really appreciate.
In fact I was completely confused after first seeing it. It wasn't until I had some time to process it t...
September 2, 2009
"I wanted you to be present..."
A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on its front porch that may be the direct result from an event from years ago.
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