Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known. But soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it? Written by
Luis Canau <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>
Did You Know?
Actress Isabelle Huppert
was offered the lead role of Ann but turned it down as she thought both the film and the lead character's hardships were too disturbing to portray. She regretted the decision later after seeing it, but still admitted she probably wouldn't have the courage to do it. See more
When Anna and Georg are driving in their car, a reflection of a microphone between the front seats can be seen on the window. See more
Almost. Björling is easy.
Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G.F. Händel)
Sung by Beniamino Gigli
Published by EMI DA 1918 See more