Funny Games (1997)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 59

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AKA:
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Susanne Lothar (Anna), Ulrich Mühe (Georg), Arno Frisch (Paul), Frank Giering (Peter), Stefan Clapczynski (Kid)
Country: Austria
Language: German (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:48:48
Genres: Home Invasion, Family, Torture

Plot – Spoilers:
One of the greatest home invasion films from a master. This one here is the original German version.

An Austrian family of Mum, Dad and son head to their lake home for the holidays. It’s meant to be a couple of weeks of socializing with similar neighbors and plenty of classical music. Instead, a couple of young men inflict riveting terror and grindcore on the family while also involving the viewer in their fun ‘n games.

Funny Games was remade a decade later in an almost identical US version.

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Johnny
Johnny
April 19, 2020 6:30 pm

Haven’t seen funny games in years. But I remember liking this version better than the updated version. Love EUM

John Doe
John Doe
Reply to  Johnny
July 29, 2020 3:22 pm

This movie is one of my favourites, Haneke is a master and in this film you can see it clearly. The ones who hate this film is because they didn’t understand it, they are blinded by the modern violence in movies. What a masterpiece.

Tom Roman
Tom Roman
April 26, 2020 7:05 am

Maybe breaking the 4th wall in a murder flick was cool at the time but it seems a slight gimick that kinda reduces this a mediocre b-movie slasher.

And the remote control… fucking please.

Charlotte
Charlotte
Reply to  Tom Roman
April 27, 2020 9:39 pm

You missed the point of the movie, good job lol

tenya iida
tenya iida
Reply to  Tom Roman
August 24, 2020 2:45 am

ok i know its been like months but this comment literally hurts me bruh

Nobody
Nobody
August 4, 2020 1:14 am

I did not rate this because, like A Girl Next Door, I really can’t stand watching nice people being humiliated. The actress who played the mother was fantastic. So yeah…great acting, great job, great movie, and I hated it!

tenya iida
tenya iida
August 24, 2020 2:46 am

i absolutely loved this movie! it has some cheesiness to it, (namely the remote control scene) yet they’re important enough to the messages and story that it’s not unbearable. it’s an amazing movie at just making you think and question yourself, even if you know the film is fake, you truly have the power to pause and stop their deaths. a wonderful movie, beautifully acted, shot, directed, just perfect!

John Martin
John Martin
September 6, 2020 7:37 pm

In this version The German dad looks better than in the American version – which is good! The american actor justlooks silly!

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
September 13, 2020 11:09 pm

the dad is the most useless character ever, the killers never really revealed who they are and why they chose to do this, and i was left with 0 emotion throughout the whole movie

big drip
big drip
September 30, 2020 10:03 pm

always has and always will be one of my favourites, thanks for uploading!

OJ
OJ
October 15, 2020 10:12 am

Bad try, Long, boring, disappointing , weak in compare with Japanese rivals. Don’t see all fascination. And why on earth you make another garbage 10 years later???!!!!!!

Santi
Santi
November 27, 2020 3:12 am

great soundtrack

I'm-behind-you
I'm-behind-you
September 19, 2021 8:24 pm

One of my favourite films. I love Michael Haneke. I’ve not watched the English speaking remake with Tim Roth. I made that mistake with another one of my fav films ([REC]/Quarantine). It’s never explained why they do what they do which for me is fine. I don’t need plots that explain everything to you. As home invasion films go, this is definitely one of the best.

lynn
lynn
December 18, 2021 9:56 pm

arno just made this film 1000 better

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
March 20, 2022 10:57 pm

Gets better every watch.. I usually check in about once a year … An absolute classic ….. Funny.. slick… Horrible….. Got it all.. even the remake is good .. in fact I may watch it next . love Chopper.

Narfling
Narfling
April 5, 2022 6:28 pm

I could swear I saw the boy get blasted in front of the tele in the uncut back in 99.

lordbaelish
lordbaelish
April 30, 2022 4:45 pm

never seen easier victims