- Hidden review by rosabug
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.
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- Hidden review by Jawbreaker
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.
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