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Cache (Hidden)

Austrian provocateur filmmaker Michael Haneke ("Funny Games") pursues his polemic of seething societal violence in a sterile film about Georges (Daniel Auteuil) a French talk show host being quietly terrorized by a mysterious person sending surveillance tapes of Georges’ house. Only Georges’ dreams provide insight into who the culprit might be. It seems that the smug Georges indulged in some petty violence against a childhood acquaintance who might still hold a grudge. Haneke never ties the film together in a satisfying manner, but he does present one virtuosic splash of graphic brutality that is sure to give more than a few viewers nightmares for many nights to come. Special features include an interview featurette with Michael Haneke, and a making-of featurette. Aspect ratio is 1.75:1, with sound quality processed in Dolby Digital 5.0 (Movie – Two Stars, DVD features – Two Stars) Rated R, 117 mins. (Sony Pictures)

July 1, 2006 in Suspense Thriller | Permalink