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Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar

Jonathan_Hutchings

Haneke is such a clever director -- this might be his best work.
8 years 11 months ago
Quinn Thibault's avatar

Quinn Thibault

If you pay close attention to the background of the ending credits and watch it all the way through, you'll see something at the very end, in the last few seconds, that will explain the whole movie and open your eyes as to who the real psycho is.
5 years 10 months ago
eoveikur's avatar

eoveikur

Intriguing and somewhat scary. I love it..
7 years 7 months ago
BenShee's avatar

BenShee

A review:

1. This movie is kinda creepy. Intense. Suspenseful. Slow.

2. Its themes may have something to do with spoiler

3. There are clues aplenty spoiler
2 years 9 months ago
Andrewski's avatar

Andrewski

From the opening shot we are left unsure what we are seeing. After all, what truly matters is hidden.

There is a lot to love about this movie, and it works on so many layers. I appreciate the broadest implications about national reckoning with colonialism and the past, but with an eye toward the future and repeating our mistakes.

(I’m intentionally vague, so I won’t call this a spoiler, but I don’t think you should read the rest if you haven’t seen this.)

But the story of Georges and his own guilt staring him in the face is the most resonant. Here we see a brilliant portrayal of burying one’s feelings about the past, running from yourself, and how that can implode later in life. (I don’t expect anyone else to understand but this feels so parallel to Hereditary to me, albeit in a very different arc and genre!)

Because of those themes I kind of ignored the open question about who was sending the tapes and drawings. It felt like it had one or two clear answers that we weren’t going to know in the end, and that’s okay. The story is about what those revelations does to you.

One of the first things I do after watching a good movie is go read Roger Ebert’s review. Sometimes it serves as a proverbial discussion with him about a movie I enjoyed, other times an aid in me grappling with something I did not. Here it helped me see something I missed! The closing shot reopens the question of who sent the tapes, and while the “whodunnit” is not the most important, the closing shot implies another possibility, one that makes another statement about how to reckon with the past—and who can do it.
6 months 3 weeks ago
SkilledLunatic's avatar

SkilledLunatic

I Agree nicolaskrizan. This movie let me glued to my chair, is a very intense physiological thriller and its beautifully shot and also explorea racism/xenophobia but the end... spoiler
7 years 4 months ago
JCS's avatar

JCS

Strange film and quite slow, but good to analyse.
8 years 11 months ago
Dieguito's avatar

Dieguito

Just how a paranoia feels, intriguing!!
9 years 2 months ago
angelofernandes's avatar

angelofernandes

Great movie. One of Haneke's best work.
10 years 9 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar

nicolaskrizan

Hmmm!?

http://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/526-9/
7 years 5 months ago
indiotennis's avatar

indiotennis

ótimo filme, aliás esse, todos os filmes com esse ator sao bons...
10 years 1 month ago
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Gus_Hammond

Explorar inquietações latentes que só fazem crescer com o tempo, por meio de inquietantes subjacências narrativas, é a proposta de Haneke. Reacender o debate sobre diferenças étnicas, descortinar máculas morais do passado a arder no presente, jogar luz sobre resíduos mal resolvidos de cunho social mal oriundos de conflitos históricos – por exemplo, o genocídio de argelinos o colonialismo francês na Argélia. Um thriller “cabeça”, “de arte”, original e estimulante, dispensador de trilha musical óbvia; cada plano enquadrado com precisão, rodado quase inteiramente com câmera fixa. O cineasta deixa certas pontas soltas (de propósito), com o escopo de propiciar à platéia a oportunidade de perscrutar imagens suspeitas, entrever a culpa velada nos olhos do protagonista (Daniel Auteuil) e interpretar por conta própria as implicações sugeridas no desfecho malicioso.

http://mulhollandcinelog.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/cache-michael-haneke2005/
10 years 2 months ago
mattmansfieldok's avatar

mattmansfieldok

If anyone's interested, my review of Hidden:

http://weplayedwithlifeandlost.tumblr.com/post/13898738063/hidden
8 years 9 months ago
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