R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
Isn't it lonely, if you can't go out?
Georges's Mom: Why? Are you less lonely because you can sit in the garden? Do you feel less lonely in the metro than at home? Well then! Anyway, I have my family friend... with remote control. Whenever they annoy me, I just ...
In the opening scene we see the Laurent residence from a stationary camera. Three roses are visible in a window box on the left. In the same setting late in the film after much passage of time, the roses are unchanged and in the same positions.
The opening credits appear over a shot of the husband and wife's house, but they appear one by one and in rows. By the time the credits are over they are all shown together, much like they would on a poster or in the credits section of a movie trailer.
$925,023 (France) (7 October 2005)
$3,634,407 (USA) (30 April 2006)