Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
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
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 »
During the opening sequence, when George and Ann are listening to CDs in the car the shadows of the car and boat indicate that the sun is alternating between side-on/quite low in the sky to directly behind the car and almost overhead. See more »
You can see it in the movie right?
Well then she's as real as reality because you can see it too. Right?
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I first saw a preview of Funny Games on t.v. It caught my eye and I was immediately interested. I knew from the start Funny Games was gonna be something somewhat different, but soon figured out it was an understatement. It is a beautifully shot film with amazing cinematography that enhances the beautiful scenery as well as the graphic nature of this film. Many scenes are shot in real time for long periods which I think personally captures the terror of the victims. Many moments seem unexpected when you soon find out the two psychopaths literally involve you in the horrific torture of the family as well as having no musical score except for the occasional interrupting of brutally thrashing metal music. The two actors who play the psychos are frightening and realistic in there sick nature as well as the victims are disturbingly believable and convince you of their horrible distress. Funny Games does not hold back. It has no sympathy and regret. It flat-out slaps you in the face for the violence in media and how our society is taking it in as entertainment. This movie is not entertaining to watch. It gets under your skin and stays there. It makes you feel bad for watching it, yet you can not look away from the screen. In other words, Funny Games gets their point across to you in the most uniquely successful way possible. By making us aware that it was our decision to watch a movie of such a disturbing nature and how we could have avoided it in the first place. Job Well Done!!
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