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Director:
Writer:
Michael Haneke (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 & 29 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Just because it's French, doesn't mean it's good. See more (349 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

Diouc Koma ... Cyclist

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
Brigitte Bourneuf .... costume ager and dyer
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Caché" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Caché (Hidden)" - USA (poster title)
"Hidden (Caché)" - UK
"Niente da nascondere" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Dolt hot" - Finland (Swedish title), Sweden
"Κρυμμένος" - Greece
"Скришна игра" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Скрытое" - Russia
"Caché" - Brazil
"Caché (Escondido)" - Spain (long title)
"Caché - Escondido" - Argentina
"El observador oculto" - Mexico
"Escondido" - Peru (imdb display title)
"Kätketty" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Kakusareta Kioku" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Krymmenos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Mahbo'im" - Israel (Hebrew title) (imdb display title)
"Nada a Esconder" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Rejtély" - Hungary
"Sakli" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Skjult" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Skjult" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Skriveno" - Serbia
"Skriveno" - Croatia (imdb display title)
"Ukryte" - Poland
"Utajeny" - Slovakia (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief strong violence
Runtime:
117 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There is no music, save for the theme on George's show, and background music at Anne's publishing party.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
References Mariages! (2004)See more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Just because it's French, doesn't mean it's good., 4 August 2011
Author: dante_darcangelo from Australia

I've seen many praises for this movie and was anticipating an enjoyable and thrilling ride. Unfortunately I was left scratching my head at the end of the movie wondering why the director decided not to complete it.

Without giving too much away, this film does engage the viewer psychologically with almost exclusively claustrophobic scenes (even the external scenes are rather claustrophobic) mixed with long drawn out shots from a surveillance camera used to record/spy on the protagonists, played by an often awkward Daniel Auteuil and a rather good performance by Juliette Binoche. The tapes were then sent to the protagonists anonymously on VHS tape coupled with violent drawings to threaten them and show that they were being watched by an unknown foe. These surveillance scenes did at first build suspense, but were eventually overused and became tiresome. The plot grew at a slow, but decent pace and asked some interesting questions intermingled with some disturbing images of memories or dreams which I think worked okay. Some of the questions were resolved, but, and here's the big problem, the main mystery of the film was never answered and was not at all dealt with.

How can this happen and why is this alright with so many viewers? It is clumsy film making at best and is obviously a pathetic attempt for writer/director Michael Haneke to admit that he kinda feels a great amount of guilt for something he had done as a child... without actually admitting guilt... sort of. The film ends with no-one taking any blame or feeling any guilt for anything that was done to anyone at all, even to the point of there not even being a culprit for the "threatening" tapes and messages, which was the main plot line.

This film apparently cost eight million euros and somehow got a lot of praise at Cannes on its release, , but looked more like a college project and it seems reason was shared by word of mouth, because it didn't even get half the money back. Too bad that word of mouth didn't reach me. I don't have a problem with slow moving art-house movies with ambiguous endings, I just have a problem with this. The ending was not ambiguous, it simply excluded all suspects of the "crime" and actually made the entire happenings as if they didn't happen. Seriously, what happened next? Did they continue to receive the tapes?

I don't know, maybe I just didn't do anything evil enough as a child to be able to relate to this, but I cannot recommend this film at all. 2 stars.

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