2007 version seems better somehow even though they're pretty much the same.
I'm appalled at how much I admired this. Love how it plays with horror tropes.
over 4 years
We get it, Haneke. Us evil Americans are desensitized. Has about the subtlety of a hammer
almost 5 years
Banal concept, fine execution. Which doesn't mean I liked it.
over 5 years
An interesting concept, though far less subtle than it needs to be.
almost 6 years
Not a good movie. Just a lot of violence
With a great plot and fantastic directing, although admittedly disturbing, you'll love it.
over 6 years
Fantastic directing. But not exactly fun to watch.
over 6 years
Haneke artfully develops a disturbing and meta-cinematic story with solid characters.
Complete suffocating torture. Watch it if you want to experience a coil tighten
Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film directed and written by Michael Haneke. The plot of the film involves two young men who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games. The film was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
The film begins with a wealthy German family - Georg (Ulrich Mühe), his wife Anna (Susanne Lothar), his son Georgie (Stefan Clapczynski), and their dog Rolfi - arriving at their Austrian lake house. They spot their next-door neighbor Fred (Christoph Bantzer) accompanied by two young Viennese men, Peter (Frank Giering) and Paul (Arno Frisch), one of whom Fred introduces as the son of a friend while paying a visit. The two men begin imposing themselves on the family's courtesy, and in the process destroy their phone and ruin all their eggs. Eventually a frustrated Anna demands that the men leave, asking Georg to eject them from the premises. Paul kills Rolfi, Peter breaks Georg's leg with the latter's golf club, and the two men...