Caught on Tape

Caught on Tape

8 Episodes

Trust no one in these anxiety-inducing tales of surveillance, wiretapping, and paranoia run amok. While New Hollywood auteurs like Francis Ford Coppola, Alan J. Pakula, and Brian De Palma channeled Watergate-era unease into nerve-twisting thrillers like THE CONVERSATION and BLOW OUT, European filmmakers have used the theme of surveillance to explore complex webs of human connection, as seen in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s acclaimed final film THREE COLORS: RED, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s ultra-stylish art-house smash DIVA, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Oscar-winning espionage drama THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

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Caught on Tape
  • Caught on Tape Teaser

    Episode 1

  • A Face In the Crowd

    Episode 2

    Directed by Elia Kazan • 1957 • United States
    Starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau

    A FACE IN THE CROWD chronicles the rise and fall of Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a boisterous entertainer discovered in an Arkansas drunk tank by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal), a loc...

  • The Conversation

    Episode 3

    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola • 1974 • United States
    Starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield

    The ultimate Watergate-era paranoia thriller, Francis Ford Coppola’s cold-sweat neonoir stars Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, an obsessive audio-surveillance expert who has been hired to track ...

  • Blow Out

    Episode 4

    Directed by Brian De Palma • 1981 • United States
    Starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

    In the enthralling BLOW OUT, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a p...

  • Diva
    Episode 5


    Episode 5

    Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix • 1981 • France
    Starring Frédéric Andréi, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Thuy An Luu

    Jean-Jacques Beineix’s hyper-stylish cult thriller follows a young postman (Frédéric Andréi) as he is ensnared in a sinister conspiracy involving two secret recordings: one an il...

  • Three Colors: Red

    Episode 6

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1994 • France
    Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva who...

  • Caché
    Episode 7


    Episode 7

    Directed by Michael Haneke • 2005 • France, Austria
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil

    Winner of a spate of awards, including best director for Michael Haneke at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, CACHÉ stars Daniel Auteuil as Georges, a television talk-show host who lives a life of modern co...

  • The Lives of Others

    Episode 8

    Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck • 2006 • Germany
    Starring Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

    Set in East Berlin in the early 1980s, this acclaimed debut feature from Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck focuses on GDR’s pervasive and chilling surveillance state. The successful ...