Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot,
Haneke’s highly lauded work, for which he received the Best Director Award at Cannes, is an incisive study of repressed fear. Georges (Daniel Auteuil), a television talk show host, and his wife, Anne (Juliette Binoche), are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street, with no clues as to who shot it, or why. Haneke’s thriller uses long takes, pacing, and the temporal dimension of cinema to create a poignant commentary on inherent biases and trauma.