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Help! I just went to see Caché, and I think the projectionist ruined the twist! Anybody who has seen this (all the way through) will know what I'm talking about. Please comment so I can ask you a question. I think it's going to drive me crazy either way, but I need to know the twist! For anybody who hasn't seen it, I expect that there will be spoilers in the comments.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
Current Music: "Adeus", Maria Bethânia

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florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: August 6th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't necessarily expect to find out who was doing the filming, but I read that at the very end, in the shot in front of the school, two characters who have no reason to know each other are seen talking, and it adds a wrinkle to the story although it doesn't necessarily resolve anything. I wanted to know who they were, but the projectionist closed the curtains while the credits were still rolling. It might just have been my slow eye too that made me miss it.

I'm torn about how to feel about this movie. In principle I don't mind being jerked around as to who is doing the filming, but although the bigger story was important (guilt and responsibility on a personal and historical level, blah blah) I'm not sure I felt it was quite important enough to justify such a manipulative framing device. If there were something about the story itself, some sort of ambiguity, that tied in with the mystery of who's doing the filming, I'd feel a lot better about it. As it was I resented a little bit being grabbed by the lapels so the director could say, "Look at me! Listen! What I have to tell you is important here."
zugenia From: zugenia Date: August 6th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was the two sons who are seen chatting outside the school, just a detail in the general throng of students.

It was a strange film, wasn't it? It made me feel like there was an allegory about empire or race that I wasn't smart enough to figure out. But I still liked it.
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