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Funny Games
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One of the best movies ever made

3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 7 7:58
1 vote
To be honest, I'm usually not really a fan of psychopath/serial killer movies. I mean, they are most of the time entertaining but they are never really great, at least, that’s my opinion but this movie is the exception. Indeed, I thought was so thoughtful , complex and really spellbinding to watch. I saw it again not so long ago and once again, it completely blew my mind. One thing I found real... read more

Silly

1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 2 18:07
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Michael Haneke once stated that the intention behind 'Funny Games' was that, if you couldn't watch it all the way through, then you didn't need to.

I'm not sure about that. I don't think I like the idea that a film director knows better than I do what I need to watch, or what I don't need to watch. I did watch 'Funny Games' all the way through, and it's a movie about two guys who to... read more

Disturbing and thought provoking

5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 12 15:36
1 vote
Michael Haneke's original and disturbing horror film about two young men who terrorize a family on vacation is a must see. One of a few really disturbing horror films that pulls no punches. The film also makes you think about you role as watcher of the events by involving you more directly with the film at various points. A great movie that disturbs and makes you think, a very smart horror film.
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Description: Georg and Anna, and their son Georgie, are traveling to their lakeside summer home. Upon arrival, Georg and Georgie head off to the lake for sailing while Anna prepares dinner in the kitchen. The serenity is shattered by a young man named Peter, who knocks at the door asking to borrow some eggs. The unwanted visitor is joined by Paul, ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 1998
UPC: 720917505527
Austria (18), Thriller (16), 1990s (16), Drama (13), Horror (12), 1997 (10), Violence (9), Crime (9), Torture (8), Disturbing (8), Hostage (7), Austrian (7), Murder (6), Vacation (6), Sadism (5), Lake (5), Television (4), Dog (4), Broken Leg (4), Post Modern (4)
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Film Review of Funny Games (1997)

“Two ostensibly harmless young men, after kindly requesting some eggs, forcefully invade the holiday house of a wealthy family, and proceed to hold them captive, whilst engaging them in cruelly sadistic games based on the struggle between life and death.

The original Austrian version of Funny Games was made in 1997 and was met with varied - though mostly negative - reviews from critics upon release. However, a shot-for-shot American English-language remake of the film emerged in 2007. The director, well-known Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, remade the film for the purposes of introducing it to a wider Western audience. This is a rare gem of a film that although is deeply disturbing and polarizing, is also incredibly intelligent, challenging, insightful, and thought-provoking.
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