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Funny Games -- In the provocative and brutal thriller Funny Games starring Naomi Watts, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men.
Funny Games -- Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Funny Games -- Clip: She's not that old
Funny Games -- Interview: Naomi Watts "On the plot"
Funny Games -- Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.


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Directed by
Michael Haneke 
Writing credits
Michael Haneke (written by)

Produced by
Philippe Aigle .... executive producer
Rene Bastian .... co-producer
Christian Baute .... producer
Adam Brightman .... co-producer
Chris Coen .... producer
Skady Lis .... associate producer
Stefano Massenzi .... associate producer
Hamish McAlpine .... producer
Pascal Metge .... line producer
Charlotte Mickie .... associate producer
Linda Moran .... co-producer
Andrea Occhipinti .... co-producer
Hengameh Panahi .... producer
Valerie Romer .... line producer
Jonathan Schwartz .... co-producer
Carol Siller .... executive producer (as Carole Siller)
Andro Steinborn .... producer
Douglas Steiner .... executive producer
Naomi Watts .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
Film Editing by
Monika Willi 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Kevin Thompson 
Art Direction by
Hinju Kim 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Meis DeMarco 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... makeup department head
Thom Gonzales .... key hair stylist
Gail McGuire .... assistant hair stylist
Rita Ogden .... key makeup artist
Francesca Paris .... hair department head
Waldemar Pokromski .... prosthetic makeup consultant
Louie Zakarian .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Nicola Westermann .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Graham .... second assistant director
Urs Hirschbiegel .... first assistant director
Patrick Huber .... second second assistant director
Justin Ritson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Pastor Alvarado III .... assistant property master
Kenneth Brzozowski .... key carpenter
Neil Driscoll Jr. .... lead man
Samantha Feltus .... construction office production assistant
Carl Ferrara .... set dresser
Gerard J. Furey .... set construction foreman
Alex Gorodetsky .... charge scenic artist
Michael D. Harrell .... props
Kevin Hayden .... set dresser
Beth Kuhn .... assistant art director
Leann Murphy .... art department coordinator
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
Monika Nguyen .... art department intern
Quang Nguyen .... scenic foreperson
Susan Perlman .... set dressing shopper
Daniel Rosenfeld .... scenic shopman
Duke Scoppa .... property master
Mark Paul Selemon .... greens person
Theo Sena .... on-set dresser
Christopher Weiser .... scenic artist
Tim Zydel .... set dresser
Sound Department
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Pierre Martens .... sound recordist
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Teferra McKenzie .... second boom operator
Nadine Muse .... sound editor
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer
Bruce Barnes .... marine stunts
Chris Barnes .... marine coordinator
Chris Barnes .... water stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Galpin .... safety diver
Kevin Rogers .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Olga Abramson .... camera production assistant
Braden Belmonte .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James Boniece .... key rigging grip
Vincent Camuto .... video playback technician
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip
Andrew Cheung .... grip
Peter Colavito .... rigging electrician
Gene Engels .... gaffer
Robert Falcone .... rigging electrician
Michael Gallart .... lighting console operator
Dylan Goss .... aerial director of photography
Chris Henry .... rigging electric
Philip Kathrens .... lamp operator
Daniel Katz .... lighting technician
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip
Jeff Lomaglio .... grip
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Lance Mayer .... libra head operator
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... rigging gaffer
Michael A. McFadden .... best boy rigging grip
John Milcetic .... best boy electric
Felipe Reinheimer .... assistant camera
Felipe Reinheimer .... camera operator
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Lewis Sadler .... electrician
Marshall Stief .... assistant camera: aerial unit
Brian Stocklin .... electrician
Casting Department
Kerry Barden .... casting: New York
Elaine Grainger .... casting: UK
Billy Hopkins .... casting: New York
Jenny Jue .... casting associate
Jessica Kelly .... casting assistant
Kristen Paladino .... extras casting
Paul Schnee .... casting: New York
Suzanne Smith .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandi Figueroa .... costume supervisor
Lee Harper .... assistant costume designer
Deirdre Wegner .... wardrobe shopper
Editorial Department
Justin Krohn .... assistant editor
Thomas Treu .... assistant editor
Willi Willinger .... colorist
Transportation Department
Dexter Roberts .... transportation
Steven Truckenmiller .... driver
Other crew
Lauren Barnhart .... assistant: Naomi Watts
Annica Bellander .... marketing manager
Tanya Blumstein .... adr dialogue coach: Tim Roth
Mauro Bossi .... stand-in: Michael Pitt
Jean Sebastien Brettes .... assistant: Michael Haneke
Adam R. Brown .... office production intern
Gero Brugmann .... legal counsel
Brian Cantaldi .... production accountant
Andrew Cesana .... additional production assistant
Beth Charlesworth .... set intern
Leslie Collins .... set nurse
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Jeremy Crane .... production coordinator
Blake Davis .... production office assistant
Jason Dean .... assistant coordinator
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant
Katie Dixon .... production assistant
Kelly Meyer Douglas .... housing coordinator
Nell Drake .... accounting assistant
Justin Geisenberger .... photo double: Georgie
Audra Gorman .... location scout
Wayne Han .... production assistant
Scott Matthew Harris .... stand-in: Tim Roth (as Scott Harris)
Jules Hartley .... photo double: Ann
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach (as Elizabeth Himelstein Reynolds)
Diane Hounsell .... script supervisor
Liz Huizinga .... assistant accountant
Jason Kadlec .... location scout
Scotty Katzmann .... stand-in
Lodge Kerrigan .... script consultant
Benjamin-Lew Klon .... set intern
Bronson Lamb .... production assistant
Kristina Lee .... assistant production coordinator
Skady Lis .... production executive
Randy Manion .... location manager
Rik Nagel .... location scout
Elizabeth Newman .... assistant: Tim Roth (as Elizabeth V. Newman)
Watari Nishida .... talent wrangler
Mike O'Neill .... location assistant
Cicely Osborne .... stand-in: Naomi Watts (as Cicely Osbourne)
Matteo Peirone .... production assistant
Robert Peters .... stand-in
Christina Adkinson Potter .... animal trainer
Kathrin Resetarits .... creative assistant: Michael Haneke
Greg Staley .... key production assistant
Lucas Steele .... stand-in: Michael Pitt
Lygia Day Szelwach .... on-set teacher
Jan Uczkowski .... stand-in: Devon Gearhart
Brett Vanderbrook .... stand-in: Brady Corbet
Antoine Wagner .... assistant: Michael Haneke
Christine Wehrmann .... production financing: Commerzbank
Clarke Williams .... set production assistant
Sawyer Williams .... production assistant
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Craig T. Wood .... production secretary
Stephanie Wu .... office production intern
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
Tasha Zamsky .... animal trainer
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Michael Bloomberg .... the producers wish to thank: New York City Mayor's Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
Katherine Oliver .... the producers wish to thank: New York City Mayor's Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (as Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver)
Douglas Steiner .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Funny Game U.S.A." - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for terror, violence and some language
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Director Michael Haneke also directed the Austrian original: Funny Games (1997).See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Throughout the movie Paul calls Peter "Tom", and Peter calls Paul "Jerry". These are references to the Tom & Jerry cartoons. They also refer to each other as 'Beavis' and 'Butthead', another cartoon reference.See more »
Paul:Whether by knife or whether by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Wetten, dass..?" (1981)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Reviewed after second viewing, 20 December 2014
Author: bowmanblue from United Kingdom

I first watched Funny Games (US) and enjoyed it (well, thought it was a film I'd like to watch again), so I bought it. However, half way through a second viewing, I decided I couldn't take any more and turned it off.

Some may say that's a sure sign that it's a bad movie. They may be right - even its star Tim Roth has since refused to watch it. The film is actually an American version (filmed shot for shot) of an Austrian 'home invasion' movie and is supposed to be about 'the nature of violence.' I didn't know this when I first watched it and just looked at it as a horrific film which was deliberately quirky.

It's about a family who get held hostage in their own (holiday) home by two nasty - yet annoyingly polite - young psychopaths. The first time I watched it I stuck with it and thought it was interesting/different enough to warrant a second viewing. I guess the reason I turned it off is because it was just too frustrating to watch. I practically wanted to jump into the TV armed with a chainsaw and... well, I won't give too much away.

If you don't know about the film, I won't spoil the 'weirder' bits. It's definitely not a horror film, as there isn't much blood and gore (what there is happens off screen). It's more an experience in frustration making statements about the audience's desire to witness blood and gore on the big screen. Now, some may say that's a bit pretentious and, if you feel this way, this film probably isn't for you.

If you want to watch this - be prepared for the least 'feel good' film ever made. It's not a horror and it's not a thriller. It's simply an exercise in watching. It's different enough to rise above a lot of its fellow genre films, but may not be everyone's cup of tea and is definitely hard to sit through.

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