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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Cache (Hidden)

ISBN 9781844573493
Publication Date February 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series BFI Film Classics

Catherine Wheatley's study of Michael Haneke's 2005 thriller Cache ('Hidden') explores how, in depicting the relationship between an affluent Parisian family and the Algerian outsider Majid, the film raises questions about home and the family, France's 'hidden' post-colonial past, spectatorship and screens. 

CATHERINE WHEATLEY is ?Lecturer in Film Studies, King's College London, UK. She is the author of Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image (2008) and the co-editor, with Lucy Mazdon, of Je t'aime… moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations (2010).

Introduction: Beginnings and Endings
1 Whodunit?
2 Home and the Family
3 Politics and Memory
4 Screens and Spectators
Conclusion: Hidden Meanings?


Wheatley's detailed analysis of its shifting perspectives opens up the multiplicity of meaningsCaché contains, the better to understand its secrets.' -Sight & Sound
'Wheatley avoids plumping for a single interpretation, instead teasing out the "multilayered thematic" of the elusive film. We end up no nearer to unriddling this "whodunit without a solution", but granted a deeper appreciation of its tantalising subtleties.' -Philip Kemp, Total Film
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