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Cache (Hidden)
Cache (Hidden)
List Price: $26.96
Buy New: $17.49
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars(based on 11 reviews)
Sales Rank: 91
Category: DVD

Director: Michael Haneke
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Studio: Sony Pictures
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
Label: Sony Pictures
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: French (Original Language), English (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), English (Dubbed)
Rating: R (Restricted)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 118 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 043396138759
EAN: 0043396138759
ASIN: B00000F7E6

Release Date: June 27, 2006  (In 1 Day)
Theatrical Release Date: November 30, 2004
Shipping: Eligible for Super Saver Shipping
Availability: Not yet released

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Editorial Reviews:
Hidden throughout Cache is the sense that you should be watching every moment in this film closely, just as the protagonists are themselves being watched by someone unknown. Georges and Anne Laurents (Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche) enviable lives are terrorized by the sudden arrival on their doorstep of a videotaped recording of their Parisian townhouse. Its nothing but a long, unedited shot of the facade of their house, but its disturbing nonetheless. Soon another arrives, this time of the farmhouse Georges grew up in, and then another of a car driving down a suburban street, and a walk down a hallway to a low-rent apartment. Again the videos are benign but unsettling. Then the mystery becomes more threatening when they receive gruesome postcards depicting child-like drawings of bloody, dead stick figures. Georges believes he knows who the culprit is, but for reasons all his own refuses to let his wife in on the secret. Clearly more is hidden here than just the identity of their stalker. In Cache, writer and director Michael Haneke skillfully, methodically pulls back multiple layers of deception, like new skin being pulled off an old wound. he masterfully fuses elements of his predecessors to create a film that is haunting and memorable. There is Bergman's fascination with the complexity of relationships, the suspense and lurking danger of Hitchcock, and the unique cinematic sensibility of Antonioni. In fact, the provocative final shot is practically a tribute to The Passenger--a lot of people will want to rewatch it many times to see what they can find in it (if, after watching it, you are still unsatisfied with the resolution, then watch the interview with Haneke in the DVD's special features for his insights). It's a film of great effect and intrigue. There are no easy resolutions, and the answers given in this mystery will only lead to more questions. --Daniel Vancini

Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche (1997, Best Supporting Actress, The English Patient) stars in CACHE, a psychological thriller about a TV talk show host and his wife who are terrorized by surveillance videos of their private life. Delivered by an anonymous stalker, the tapes reveal secret after secret until obsession, denial and deceit take hold of the couple and hurl them to the point of no return. CACHE is director Michael Haneke's dark vision of a relationship torn mercilessly apart by the camera's unblinking eye.

Customer Reviews:   Read 6 more reviews...

5 out of 5 stars LAYERED   June 24, 2006
  0 out of 1 found this review helpful

great film... its pace is not like a Hollywood film

it's very interesting

much watch this eerie, smart film

4 out of 5 stars Blood-Chilling . . . Ambiguity?!   June 15, 2006
  4 out of 6 found this review helpful

This is a story that simply will not be hurried. It starts with the longest opening shot in the history of film (maybe!), a view of a family's modestly sized urban home. As the plot develops, Daniel Auteil and Juliette Binochet get pulled into a strange and increasingly tense situation as anonymous "stalker" videotapes arrive on their doorstep.

There are mysteries aplenty, and having watched my share of French "thrillers," I knew better than to hope for a neatly resolved plot. (The last one of those French cinema produced may have been DIABOLIQUE.) So while this movie does have its moment of genuine shock, and it does eventually provide some answers, but they serve primarily to catalyze further interpretation on the viewer's part to make sense of the film.

Which is, of course, the point. So, be prepared for a "masterpiece of unsettlement." (Not suspense, mind you. How bourgeois! Unsettlement is much more hip and existential.) I know it sounds like I'm mocking the film, but in fact, I followed it closely and I appreciated its peculiar style.

FINAL POINT: Without giving away any spoilers, it's important that the viewer have some knowledge of France's colonial history with Algeria to plumb what I think is the allegorical point of CACHE.

4 out of 5 stars A puzzling, provocative tale   June 12, 2006
  0 out of 4 found this review helpful

As a nineteen year-old undergrad, I have no qualms about saying that I've never been subject to a film quite like Cache. Haneke creates a unique pace here that, while slow, is never dull. There is always an uneasiness, a sense of malice lurking in the shadows, so that we as the audience are always unsure of exactly what is happening or what is about to happen.
As it unfolds, the film takes dark turns, and there are two distinct points in the film where I found myself gasping for breath. There is an air about the picture, a certain malevolence buried inside the celluloid itself, so that even as the story ends and the audience departs, you are slightly more disturbed than you feel you have any right to be.
I've yet to put a final verdict on the film, it requires a second viewing. Needless to say, it's definetely something unique in cinema, and for that reason alone it gets my recommendation.

2 out of 5 stars Mauvaise conscience for the "politically correct" paranoid.   May 25, 2006
  2 out of 16 found this review helpful

Lower than average thriller/drama (?) about "intellectual European colonial elite's guilt" (?). For having been "colonial"? For "class differences"? Nothing very convincing.
I got bored, never felt anything for any character, and the famous little scene was just mechanically shocking. Binoche shows her class, even if she's a bit plumpier and dressed awfully on purpose. Auteil is always good as a neurotic, paranoid, a troubled character. For those who saw him at "L'Adversaire", there are interesting parallels for one to make. But whereas adversaire is truly shocking, this one is about nothing. And slow...
Pierrot (!) (their kid) is ok, as the Algerians. Which are given all the good "lines" and are always good. In comparison with "the mean Laurents": a "violent" male and the archetypal "neurasthenic" wife. I disagree with reviewers like who say (showing great intelligence nevertheless) that "the director doesn't take sides".
This is an European film wanting to make fellow Europeans feel bad about themselves. So predictable! Seen from an under developed country, I think it achieves the contrary effect it purports: I guess anybody "right wing" must end up feeling Algerians/ Latinos/ whichever minority is cleaning their houses is a potential enemy. And ascribing a tantrum of a 5 year old the full responsibility of another person's destiny, and even of whole nations ("as a metaphor"), is so ridiculous it's funny. I am used to "open ended" films, and I love French cinema. But is this really "European cinema" or just its pantomime? Anyway, there a thousands of better films out there. Not even the music and photography are any good.

Angelino Todd Squires' interpretation in Amazon that it is a specially "voyeuristic" film is bright.
Poppedculture from Canada in IMDB has some good imaginary points, like Georges making a living of manipulating images. But I think is somewhat
confused politically.

5 out of 5 stars EUROPEAN DVD IS NATIVE   May 23, 2006
  5 out of 10 found this review helpful

For those of you who can play back our European DVD's in pure native quality ( IE in PAL not translated to NTSC) you should note that this production was shot on the European 25 frame 50hz HD format NOT 24p/60hz. So if you own a video projector or a plasma screen and have a DVD player that outputs pure 50hz video get the UK edition from

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