I don't know why, but all of a sudden, I'm all interested in Michael Haneke. The only movie I saw of his was Funny Games back in high school, which I loved but I think I was hesitant to watch another of his films, even the shot-for-shot US remake. My brother was watching the US version and I suddenly delved into the man. I have the remake and the original lined up to watch, but I decided to kick it with something altogether new: Caché. Haneke definitely has a bit of a auteur thing going. And the man can make a smart thriller. I do fall on the side of being an awesome film. Sure, they aren't always the most satisfying thing to watch, he's a big fan of leaving the view to speculate. But by now you should know that I have a boner for that. I like that he can be a little mean in his story telling. I like his long, wide shots. I liked 'em eight years ago in Funny Games, and I liked 'em this afternoon. Caché did nothing but confirm this: I must like Haneke. I have to say after you catch on with what the movie is doing, it's a little less interesting. So I guess there's a bit of a slump along the way, but there's still plenty of questions that need answering, and whether or not Haneke answers these questions, he handles the rest of the film deftly. Also, I was a big fan of Auteuil in the film. I've never seen anything he was in before, but he pulled off the character to a T.
Michael Haneke is about sneeze!