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Funny Games (2007)

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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

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Michael Haneke

Writer:

Michael Haneke
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Complete credited cast:
Naomi Watts ... Ann
Tim Roth ... George
Michael Pitt ... Paul
Brady Corbet ... Peter
Devon Gearhart ... Georgie
Boyd Gaines ... Fred
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Betsy
Robert LuPone ... Robert
Susi Haneke ... Betsy's Sister-in-Law (as Susanne Haneke)
Linda Moran ... Eve
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Storyline

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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Daring, dangerous, wicked, wild, sensual, savage, extreme, evil, magnificent, monstrous, brutal, brilliant. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the second time that Michael Pitt has played a character inspired by the real life murder committed by Leopold and Loeb in 1924, the other role was the character Justin Pendleton in 'Murder By Numbers.' See more »

Goofs

When Paul "rewinds" the film he presses the Volume Down (-) button on the remote control rather than the Rewind button. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Whether by knife or whether by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

HELLRAISER
Written by John Zorn
Performed by Naked City
From album Grand Guignol
(P: Union Jasroc
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User Reviews

 
Horrifyly, chillingly good psychodrama
16 March 2008 | by cdelacroix1See all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday and on the whole really liked it. Whew ... I don't know when last I've been to a horror movie / psychodrama that was so relentlessly scary ... in a lean, bleak, psychologically devastating way.

I thought the acting and scripting and directing and editing were all really excellent throughout. Everything but everything in this movie works together to draw you into an utterly horrifying experience.

What really captivated me was this understated but relentless tension that just grips and chokes and overwhelms from beginning to end.

This is the kind of movie that really, really makes you *feel* like you're there, going through what this unfortunate family went through.

If you haven't seen it yet and like good, chilling, judiciously bloody psychodrama, hey, check this movie out ... it's really scary psychodrama at its very best.

Charles Delacroix


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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$544,833, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:

$1,294,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,938,872
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