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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"Cache" Has Cachet

Just saw my new favorite movie of the year. "Cache," directed by Michael Haneke, first poses itself as a psychological thriller, but, hold on, Cap'n, it's much deeper than that. Like the first half of David Lynch's "Lost Highway," a family starts receiving mysterious videotapes of surveillance footage of their comings and goings. But this film is more concerned about the why rather than the who. Delving into issues of French colonialism, truth, trust, and guilt, superconfident Haneke takes you on a ride that will linger with you. On top of that, Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche expertly play out the unnerving scenario for you.