Filmfest 2009

A stiletto-stab of fear is what Michael Haneke's icily brilliant new film delivers - not scary-movie pseudo-fear, but real fear: intimately horrible, scalp-prickling fear. It is a stalker-nightmare with a shiver of the uncanny and a double-meaning in the title: hidden cameras and hidden guilt. A famous Parisian TV presenter receives menacing, mysterious "surveillance videos" at his home, showing scenes from his private life. How on earth has the stalker filmed these? There is no dramatic musical score, none of the traditional shocks or excitements, just an IV-drip-drip-drip of disquiet leading finally to a convulsion of horror. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 27 January 2006

tags: Feature film

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Annie Girardot, Maurice Bénichou, Lester Makedonsky


Director: Michael Haneke