Funny Games (1997)

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Avg Rating: 2.5 / 5. Voted: 2

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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.

3 thoughts on “Funny Games (1997)

  • April 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

  • April 26, 2020 at 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.

    • April 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      You missed the point of the movie, good job lol


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