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Funny Games (1997)
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Funny Games (1997) Georg and Anna, and their son Georgie, are traveling to their lakeside summer home. Upon arrival, Georg and Georgie head off to the lake for sailing while Anna prepares dinner in the kitchen. The serenity is shattered by a young man named Peter, who knocks at the door asking to borrow some eggs. The unwanted visitor is joined by Paul, a brash, arrogant young man. It soon becomes clear the pair has no intention of leaving. When Georg returns and tries to throw them out, physical violence erupts, and the family is held captive. What ensues are highly disturbing and violent games that are initiated by Paul and Peter with Georg, Anna, and Georgie as the unwilling participants.

Movie Tagline:
Ein Alptraum.

Title: Funny Games
Release Date: March 11, 1998
Runtime: 108 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: German, French, Italian
Country: Austria
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Buried.com Rating: 8.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Michael Haneke

Susanne Lothar ...Anna
Ulrich Muhe ...Georg
Arno Frisch ...Paul
Frank Giering ...Peter
Stefan Clapczynski ...Schorschi
Doris Kunstmann ...Gerda
Christoph Bantzer ...Fred
Wolfgang Gluck ...Robert
Susanne Meneghel ...Gerdas Schwester
Monika Zallinger ...Eva

Veit Heiduschka
Veit Heiduschka

Michael Haneke

Funny Games Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Cara Salva"
"Tu Qui Santuzza"
"Quintet for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Ein Alptraum.
  • Schockierend wie "Clockwork Orange", kontrovers wie "Natural Born Killers"
Movie Quote(s):
  • [subtitled version] [dog starts barking] Anna: He only wants to have a game. Peter: Funny game.
  • [subtitled version] Paul: We're not up to feature film length yet.
  • [subtitled version] Paul: [talking to the viewers, breaking the fourth wall] You're on their side, aren't you? So, who will you bet with?
  • [subtitled version] Georg: Why are you doing this to us? Paul: Why not?
  • [first lines] [subtitled version] Anna: Björling... Suliotis? Georg: Almost. Björling is easy.
Movie Trivia:
  • Paul says the line "We're not up to feature film length yet" at exactly the 95-minute mark of the movie.
  • Director Michael Haneke has said that he never intended 'Funny Games' to be a horror film. Instead his idea was to make a film with a moralistic comment about the influence of media violence on society. It's a subject that Haneke is quite passionate about.
  • When the film was screened at Cannes in 1997 it shocked the audience badly enough that many viewers, including some film critics, walked out of the screening.
  • According to director Michael Haneke, star Susanne Lothar would often have to force herself to cry for nearly 20 minutes before her takes. He said the scene in which she is forced to pray required 28 takes and Lothar was tremendously drained by the ordeal. It was the weakened reaction that Haneke wanted from her for the scene.
  • Director Michael Haneke told producer 'Viet Heiduschka' during the production that if the film was a success, it would be because audiences had misunderstood the meaning behind it.
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