Caché

Caché

Caché

  The history of Caché is quickly told: Actually, the French couple Georges (Daniel Auteuil), a prominent TV critic alive, and his wife (Juliette Binoche) in saturated self-soothing and prosperity. But these bourgeois idyll is rudely interrupted when the two videos sent from a stranger get them prosecuted and observed. And to increase the horror even further, the bands are attached to pictures, drawings of children with bloody terror motives that are difficult to surpass in creepiness. Quick way to remember the two that they can expect no help from the police. Outwardly, George, there are clueless what they mean the weird messages, but instinctively he felt that the reason must lie in the relentless terror in his past. The trail leads back to the bloody confrontation between the former colonial power France, with Algeria. Piece by piece, now the family idyll collapses under the weight of the past.

Even though Michael Haneke asks, not the end of the story to tell to get the tension – his film is definitely not a thriller, but he the templates and formulas used in this genre to spread its typical central themes. This all happens as always with Haneke, with the precise and cold logic of a mathematician that knows no pity for the fate of her characters. They are part of an experimental arrangement in which it is not about themselves, but an underlying truth, which must be defended with all his might, to humanistic values to humanity that runs according to Haneke’s relentless social analysis danger from the focus of to get attention. But because it can give to the pressing questions is no “right” answers, Haneke does not even offer to, but is probing questions, which can ultimately only one answer for themselves.

As Haneke himself admitted in statements that he is concerned for his film also about making visible the process of forgetting and the pervasive repression and to show by a concrete example, which individual impacts can have. In this case, it is hardly reclaimed trauma of the Algerian war, but it could also be pushed aside of Nazism in Germany and Austria, Haneke denounces in his parable. As a journalist aptly said at the press conference in Cannes: “It’s no fun to see your movies, Mr. Haneke. “But I am once again deeply touched.” Which will add little.

Title: Caché Original Title: Hidden Country of production: France Year of production: 2005 Length: 117 (min .) Rental: Prokino

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