When a series of anonymously-produced videos reveal they're under surveillance, a TV talk show host and his wife find themselves embroiled in a mystery steeped in obsession, denial and guilt.
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Fresh: Haneke's patient, tip-toed assault turns Cach from a little movie about spooked haute-bourgeois media personalities into a sneaky and effective expos on the artifice of film.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, February 10, 2006
Fresh: Here, no image and no act of viewing seems entirely innocent.
- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: 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, Thursday, June 24, 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. Cach
- flixsterman, Sunday, October 10, 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 that it "came together" for me. And even now, I feel that it is flawed in several ways. Here are three of them. First, I can't help but feel that if Georges (and his family) were perhaps a little less likable, the premise might have been a bit more powerful. I think we were meant to feel like they were a little snobby, but I didn?t feel that way/ Second, I ended up feeling like the fact that he was being tormented for what was a essentially a stupid (and cruel) childhood prank that any good parent should have been able to figure out and rectify, made for a weak crux for the story. Third, if there had been no drawings accompanying the mysterious video tapes and it was only Georges guilt that lead him back to Majid and that unfortunate childhood event, it would make the final shot of the film much more powerful and very thought provoking.
- RCCLBC, Thursday, January 21, 2010
"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. REVIEW Gripping yet subtle thriller that brings back the eerie joy in voyeurism through film. Adding his own paranoid vision to the classic detached cinematography, Michael Haneke spins a misunderstood web of class struggle, emotional repression, and stalker fear in the guise of this slow but effective whodunit. Though not the masterpiece some may claim this bold film to be, Cache effectively puts you into the increasingly tense atmosphere dealing with this French couple's mysterious "watcher". Many viewers might be turned off by the movie's indecision to make up it's entire mind for us, although the writer incorporates enough social and psychological insight to make the main plot take a back seat to the underlying themes that represent what is truly "hidden".
- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Wednesday, September 2, 2009