Caché (Michael Haneke) (2005)

Strange movie for me to rate, because I absolutely loved how Haneke went about telling his story, with the static camera and pretty much completely from the family’s point of view as they figure things out piece-by-piece. However, this same technique irritated me a bit, because it felt like there was nothing for we the audience to find and piece together to solve the mystery. Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely fine with the fact that the ending was so ambiguous and little, if anything, was actually “solved,” but I felt like the “reasons” for the surveillance of the family was, i don’t know, cookie-cut, and both too conventional by movie standards and not conventional enough.

Yeah, I’m making absolutely no sense, but I definitely feel like something didn’t sit right with me, but it’s one of those situations where you can’t quite put your finger on it. But like I said, I loved the structure of the movie. Worked perfectly as a thriller and mystery that probed more into the effect of simple surveillance on a family’s psyche rather than some grand reason or conspiracy.


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