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In this section are films that deal with more serious themes, such as crime, passion, troubled romance and hard-hitting human stories.

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  • Elle l'adore

    Elle l'adore

  • Les Anarchistes

    Les Anarchistes

  • Hors la loi

    Hors la loi

  • Un prophete

    Un prophete

  • Mediterranea


  • Chaos


  • Jalousie

    La jalousie

  • Suzanne


  • Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

    Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

  • Mal de pierres

    Mal de pierres

  • La Proie

    La Proie

  • 11.6


  • La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

    La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

  • Les cowboys

    Les cowboys

  • Après le sud

    Après le sud

  • Chocolat


  • L'Atessa


  • La fille inconnue

    La fille inconnue

  • Belle de jour

    Belle de Jour

  • La femme tranquille

    La femme tranquille

  • Un peuple et son roi

    Un peuple et son roi

  • Belleville Story

    Belleville Story

  • Nelly


  • 1905

    1905 - The Winds of Passion

  • Frères Ennemis

    Frères Ennemis (Close Enemies)

  • L'Été meurtrier

    L'Été meurtrier

  • Les fantômes d'Israël

    Les fantômes d'Israël

  • Guillaume, la jeunesses du conquérant

    Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquérant

  • Une saison en France

    Une saison en France

  • La haine

    La haine

  • Caché



A classic psychological drama that will leave you asking many questions, many of which may never be answered.

Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) are a successful couple with a young son, Pierrot. They both work in the literary sphere, he a literary reviewer with his own TV show and she in publishing. One day a video cassette is left on their doorstep containing a surveillance video of their apartment, accompanied by a child-like drawing depicting a child's face with blood coming from the mouth.

More videos follow along with more drawings. In the absence of a tangible threat the police aren't interested.

At first both Georges and Anne appear equally bemused by these videos but we soon learn that Georges realises that they have a connection with his childhood. After a nightmare he visits his elderly mother, the nightmare and the latest video having both featured his childhood home where his mother still lives. At this point he has formed an idea who might be responsible and obliquely questions his mother without revealing why, although his mother senses something is wrong.

A video then arrives directing him to an apartment, which he visits only to find the very person whom he suspects. But his suspect denies sending either the videos or the drawings. However, when the next video arrives it convinces Georges that his suspect is indeed the culprit.

When Pierrot then fails to return home from school their fears are heightened and the police at this point decide to act.

Everything unwinds like a conventional 'whodunnit' drama but this film is far from conventional and will almost certainly leave you searching for answers. There is no tidy denouement I'm afraid. This is a film about conscience and guilt and, as the director says:

"… if you come out wanting to know who sent the tapes, you didn't understand the film. To ask this question is to avoid asking the real question the film raises, which is more: how do we treat our conscience and our guilt and reconcile ourselves to living with our actions?"

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