Although this scene hap­pens in silence, I did actu­al­ly write dia­logue for it. The actors are actu­al­ly speak­ing it and it might stand as an expla­na­tion for some. In any case, that dia­logue will nev­er be writ­ten in the pub­lished screen­play for the film and I told the actors nev­er to reveal it to any­one. They are bound to silence for­ev­er and I hope they will have for­got­ten it by now, because they didn’t know when they were shoot­ing it what the sig­nif­i­cance of the scene might be.

Michael Haneke: The direc­tor on his film Hid­den | Film | The Observ­er

Watched Caché last night and was total­ly cap­ti­vat­ed by it. It’s about hid­den infor­ma­tion on so many lev­els, it’s amaz­ing. From this quote it seems Haneke went even fur­ther and start­ed hid­ing info beyond the film itself. Devi­ous.

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