Rent Hidden (2005)

3.4 of 5 from 501 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
This utterly compelling psychological thriller from Michael Haneke - one of cinema's most daring original and controversial directors - stars Daniel Auteuil as Georges, a television presenter who begins to receive mysterious and alarming packages containing covertly filmed videos of himself and his family. To the mounting consternation of Georges and his wife (Juliette Binoche) the footage on the tapes - which arrive wrapped in drawings of disturbingly violent images - becomes increasingly personal, and sinister anonymous phone calls are made.
Convinced he knows the identity of the person responsible, Georges embarks on a rash and impulsive course of action that throws up some unpleasant facts about his past and leads to shockingly unexpected consequences.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Michael Haneke
Aka:
Cache
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2005 Cannes Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
19/06/2006
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Michael Haneke Interview
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies
  • Making of Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/10/2008
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Michael Haneke Interview
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Making of Documentary

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Reviews (6) of Hidden

Hidden Indeed! - Hidden review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
21/02/2009

Only Europe could make a film such as this, which leaves you with more questions than answers. Michael Haneke lays out a course of events, with the emotional scars and consequences evident on both sides. Yet who is behind the tapes? Who is guilty and who are the innocent bystanders here? How can Georges and his family cope with the course of events and the pressure to stop matters spilling out of control?

Juliette Binoche is excellent, it is a shame she isn’t onscreen for longer, but while their relationship forms a part of the tale, the spotlight falls on Daniel Auteuil’s character. Some aspects of the plot and repercussions will be lost on us, the non-French, but that ending will have you trying to second guess everything, or at least playing it again. The film is about guilt; I suppose how we deal with it whether it prompts anger, revenge or acceptance and resolution. We all deal with it in different ways and there is no right or wrong answer. Hidden is a very intelligent thriller, perhaps in reflection a little pretentious for its own good.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

amazing - Hidden review by rosabug

Spoiler Alert
17/01/2008

Can't believe this film has only 3 stars. All I can say it's not for the unintelligent or those who like all the answers. Deep, profound. Full of signs and symbols and questions. Why are Binoche's clothes so profoundly dull? Who is really being persecuted?

And who is making the videos? - The answer to which sorts the wheat from the chaf.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Great acting - Hidden review by Rubber Ducky

Spoiler Alert
18/03/2007

Really great perfomances from the 2 leads who are 2 of our favourite actors. Unfortunately the story was not as thrilling as we had hoped and it was a bit boring.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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