Irish Film Institute -CACHE


Director: Michael Haneke

1h 57min. 2005

The Paris-based Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is a peerless artist-provocateur who has never met a situation of bourgeois stasis he didn’t want to explode—quietly, precisely, and with devastating effect. Cache, though, may be his best and most meaningful detonation yet—an absolutely, excitingly unnerving study in middle-class disequilibrium brought on by realistic urban paranoia and inflamed by a latent racism in all its ugliness. Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche are brilliantly cast as Georges and Anne, a sophisticated couple tormented by the arrival of anonymous surveillance videos of their everyday lives– shot secretly from the street-and obscure drawings. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, bringing a sense of menace to George and his family, but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help. Cast includes: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou.

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