Available on Max
Georges (Daniel Auteuil) is outstanding as a Parisian who cannot face his demons. The well-known host of a literary TV talk show, Georges finds himself the target of an anonymous stalker who sends video tapes of his house as seen from across the street, in stationary shots that run as long as two hours. There's no commentary, but the message is clear - You're being watched. Accompanying the videos are child's drawings full of obscure, crude, bloody images. Georges' wife, Anne (Juliette Binoche), who works in the publishing business, is understandably rattled. At first, Georges has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time and Georges too comes to believe that he knows the perpetrator. Curiously and tellingly he refuses to share this knowledge with his wife, indeed he even tries to hide it. As the film progresses, the family's personal drama begins almost imperceptibly to turn. However, the source of the vaguely accusatory videos ultimately matters less than the guilt they manifest.
Starring Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Maurice Bénichou
Director Michael Haneke