Cache (Hidden)
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Paranoia grips a bourgeois European family when a series of menacing videotapes begin turning up on their doorstep in Piano Teacher director Michael Haneke's dark drama. From the outside, Georges (Daniel Auteuil), Anne (Juliette Binoche), and son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky) are the typical middle-class European family, but when a series of mysterious videotapes accompanied by morbid drawings reveal that someone has been monitoring their house, Georges begins to suspect that his past has come back to haunt him. It was during France's occupation of Algeria that Georges wronged a young… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This French film (in bad, washed-out English subtitles) is a quiet chiller. A family's social fabric unravels right before our eyes."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Hidden is essential viewing for those who like their thrillers with depth, intelligence, and inimitable style."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Another step towards replacing facile jolts with compassionate scrutiny"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Haneke doesn't just communicate anything to be left up to the viewer; he stacks up many ideas for the viewer to pick through."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"Like the very best of Hitchcock, marries both high- and low-brows in the compulsively watchable format of the thriller."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Caché encourages us to look -- and then to look harder."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Coming from a guy who sliced private parts onscreen long before Lars von Trier, "Cache" is restrained. But Michael Haneke skillfully, slowly twists the knife on those who would so carelessly forget a decision that forever altered the life of someone else."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Michael Haneke est visiblement un cinéaste qui adore mettre son public à rude épreuve."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Here, no image and no act of viewing seems entirely innocent."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Un drama intimista e inquietante que esconde una reflexión perturbadora sobre un vergonzoso capítulo de la historia francesa. Brillante dirección y actores."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Contrarian that he is, Haneke does a much finer job forcing questions than providing an answer."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Many things are hidden in the layers of this brilliantly clever mystery from Michael Haneke: the truth, the point of view from which the story is told, the political references and, most intriguingly, the ending. Which is not to say you can't find them. B"
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"Michael Haneke's aptly named Caché (Hidden) is the kind of movie that fully engages the mind of the viewer. It's a multi-layered, open-ended thriller, an onion sliced by taut piano wire."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"Haneke's most accessible film, wraps the viewer up in its cinematic universe and makes him feel the menace breathing dows his neck"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Although its opening promises a mystery, the question at the core of 'Cache' is not who is responsible for sending the packages; instead, the film asks whether the real danger is outside the Laurents' home or inside it."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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