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Funny Games (2007)

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“Funny Games U.S.”

Crime, Drama, Thriller |

Funny Games is a internationally co-produced psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, an Austrian, and a remake of his own 1997 film of the same name. Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, and Brady Corbet star in the main roles. The film is a shot-for-shot remake of the 1997 film, albeit in English and set in the United States with different actors. Like the original, the film follows a middle class family as they encountered two young men on their vacation. The family was subsequently captured and tortured by them, giving them until the next day to survive. Exterior scenes were filmed on Long Island. The film is an international co-production of the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy. Haneke has stated that the film is a reflection and criticism of violence used in media.

George and Ann Farber, their son Georgie, and their dog Lucky arrive at their lake house. Their next-door neighbour, Fred, is seen with two young men, Peter and Paul. They find Fred reacting somewhat awkwardly. Fred and Paul come over to help put the boat into the lake. After they leave, George and Georgie stay outside by the lake, tending to their boat. Georgie asks his father why Fred was behaving so strangely.

While Ann is in the kitchen cooking, Peter visits and asks to borrow some eggs. Ann gives him the eggs but Peter clumsily drops them. Feeling a little annoyed after Peter accidentally knocks her phone into the sink filled with water, Ann gives him another four eggs and he leaves.

Director: Michael Haneke

Writer: Michael Haneke

Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart, Boyd Gaines

Cast:

Naomi WattsAnn
Tim RothGeorge
Michael PittPaul
Brady CorbetPeter
Devon GearhartGeorgie
Boyd GainesFred
Siobhan Fallon HoganBetsy
Robert LuPoneRobert
Susi HanekeBetsy’s Sister-in-Law (as Susanne Haneke)
Linda MoranEve

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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