Quick-Thoughts: Michael Haneke’s Caché (2005)

Michael Haneke Binge Part III of III

Caché (Hidden) is that kind of movie I couldn’t possibly imagine somebody turning off halfway through, either because they had to do something or they were simply bored. I felt as if it was an absolute NECESSITY to find out what was going on behind the scenes, and that’s just all the praise for how devastatingly hooking this political mystery is. 

To say that the climax or finale of this movie is phenomenal would be an understatement. With no spoilers, it reminded me of one of my favorite mystery dramas, Lee Chang Dong’s Burning, a movie released in 2018 that also had an ending that is more so meant to not give the audience “the big reveal” like most mysteries have but to create a resolution that ties the haunting themes of the movie in a triumphant bow rather than the actual plot. It’s a gimmick that’ll have spoiled audiences upset but people who truly appreciate the art of substance enlightened. 

Conclusively, Caché is a morally striking drama that will leave most of its genre in the dust. It’s a movie that truly uses an ingenious premise to pave out the most subversive of answers. 

EDIT: I thought about Haneke’s devastatingly unconventional motion picture some more; well, that’s an understatement; I thought of it a F*** LOAD more; so much more so, that it has been haunting me, and I genuinely cant come up with one defect that this movie has anymore. Im bumping Caché up to a perfect score before too much time passes by. This is a rare occasion by me, so that should say enough about how staggering and rousing this masterpiece is.

So, absolutely, it’s one of the grandest journeys Ive ever had with the mystery genre. Youre purely playing yourself if you miss out on Caché.

Verdict: A+

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“Caché” is now available to stream on Vudu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and The Criterion Channel.

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