Paranoia grips a bourgeois European family when a series of menacing videotapes begin turning up on their doorstep in Piano Teacher director Michael Haneke's dark drama. From the outside, Georges (Daniel Auteuil), Anne (Juliette Binoche), and son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky) are the typical middle-class European family, but when a series of mysterious videotapes accompanied by morbid drawings reveal that someone has been monitoring their house, Georges begins to suspect that his past has come back to haunt him. It was during France's occupation of Algeria that Georges wronged a young Algerian boy named Majid (Maurice Bénichou), and as the enraged father and husband begins tracking down his former friend, the line between victim and predator becomes increasingly blurred.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama
- Run Time: 111min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/2005
- DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
- Distributor(s): Sony Classics
- Themes: Crumbling Marriages,Race Relations,Voyeurs,Haunted By the Past,Families in Crisis
- Tone: Disturbing,Menacing,Paranoid,Tense,Deliberate,Ominous,Austere,Enigmatic
bourgeois, boy, surveillance, video-tape, voyeur
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (12-23-2005)
- Language: French