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Funny Games (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  4 April 2008 (UK)
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In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. Written by MuzikJunky

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Rated R for terror, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$510,958 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$1,294,640 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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According to Naomi Watts, the only suggestion that Michael Haneke accepted from the actors was that Ann got undressed earlier that she did in the original movie. Haneke agreed with Watts that this would make Ann even more vulnerable. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) There is a rear shot of Paul standing outside Betsy's cottage door, arms folded behind him. As Paul calls out to Betsy, he unclasps his hands and brings them forward. Then from the frontal view of Paul through Betsy's screen door, his arms are folded behind him, his hands out of sight. See more »

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Paul: You can see it in the movie right?
Peter: Of course.
Paul: Well then she's as real as reality because you can see it too. Right?
Peter: Bullshit.
Paul: Why?
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TU QUI SANTUZZA
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Performed by Renata Tebaldi & Jussi Björling
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(P: 1959 Decca Records Company Ltd (Universal Class
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Good ,but not like the original
19 April 2008 | by (Qatar) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and it was not bad at all, but in the same time I wasn't that happy because the original Funny Games was better than this one.

I have seen the original Funny Games a few days ago, but this will make an interesting comparison for film aficionados around the world, much like the idea of seeing both Exorcist prequels. You see Michael Haneke is the director of both films, one made in Austria in 1997, and the other due for release this year which received a full Hollywood treatment including big name stars. I was lucky enough to see the film at the Glasgow Film Festival, and was surprised at what I experienced.

Funny Games (U.S.) is not an enjoyable film to watch, and it's not meant to be. This is an uncomfortable and difficult experience that turns the tables on the audience a number of times and puts the spotlight on them. The film wants us to take responsibility for the violence on screen and not feel detached from it, and it does a good job.

Overall: 5.0/10


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