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.
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.
Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the ... See full summary »
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.
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
When Peter and Paul are trying to guess the age of Ann (Naomi Watts), they guess that she is 30 to 37. Watts was in fact 39 at the time. See more »
(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 »
Okay, let's play another game. It's a guessing game.
[Paul takes out a golf ball]
What is this?
[Paul drops the ball on the floor]
It's a golf ball.
Correct! It's a *golf* ball... But why do I have it in my pocket? Hm? The lady knows why. Because... Well?
[Paul, exasperated, turns to Peter]
Because you didn't hit it.
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QUINTETT FOR CLARINETT
VIOLINS, VIOLA & VIOLONCELLO
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Performed by Hagen Quartett
Clarinett Eduard Brunner
(P: 1988 Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Classics
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Yes, to the seasoned movie-goer, this feature may have been a bit of a mind menace. But, as anyone who has ever studied film for more than 5 minutes will realise, this is not SUPPOSED to be a regular horror / thriller. With several nods to surrealist directors, and two lead actors (Watts/Roth) with a taste for something different, I never expected this movie to be your run-of-the-mill nail biter.
In fact, I found the performances very believable and the timing of the events to be spot-on. If you like something a bit different, then watch this. I admit, it is NOT perfect, however, the unjustified criticism of Haneke and, (yes some people are this sad) refusal to buy/rent another movie by the talented director, i find simply pathetic. Anybody could sit and make a slasher movie. Not many top directors / actors have the guts to try something else and I admire the team behind Funny Games US for this.
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