First, a little background. My Swedish friend and I went to the Guild 45 on Super bowl Sunday. Our plan was to see the movie, then eat at Bizzarro's just off Stone Way. We saw the movie, then engaged in a spirited discussion of what we had just seen, all the way from the theatre to the restaurant, only to discover the restaurant was not open, to quote the note on the door, "...because of the Greatest Game in the World." We ended up at University Village, because the next two restaurants were closed for the same reason!

"Cache" stars Daniel Auteuil ("The Closet") and Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient"). It is a cryptic, spooky head-scratcher, extremely well done. The two stars play a successful TV talk-show host and his equally successful wife. They live a life of upscale ease.

A video tape is dropped off at their front door and it turns out to be nothing but a surveillance view of their house. The single camera, unmoving, films only occasional cars or people moving past. This is weird, and a little disconcerting.

From that beginning, you watch these baffled people try to discover who is watching them, and why. It is spellbinding and compelling.

Here is part of what I saw in a magazine a few days later.

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It was a review of "Cache." The last few sentences read, "Haneke's camera, so quietly predatory, is the herald of disaster. And we the viewers are its beneficiaries, watching and waiting for something awful to happen. Here it does, first subtly, then spectacularly. The twist is not revealed until the last shot--if you keep your avid eyes open."
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By renting this DVD, you will have the luxury of replaying parts that baffle you. I had to go back and BUY a movie ticket! Aarghhh!