Funny games

Funny games

DVD - 2006 | German
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"Michael Haneke's controversial thriller watches an affluent couple, their child and dog as they arrive at their lakeside vacation home. Settling into their holiday routine, the family is visited by a pair of clean-cut young men in tennis whites and gloves, who inexplicably turn ruthless and brutal, forcing the family into playing their 'funny games.'"--Container.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, c2006.
Branch Call Number: DVD Funny 7-DAY 1997
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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TheeAvebury
Feb 22, 2017

This is the original film by Michael Haneke, made in German ( he remade the same film in English- both are worth watching- though I prefer the original ). This is a disturbing film, not least for the way the director implicates the viewer in the savagery and cruelty seen onscreen.

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slarsen
Sep 11, 2015

I don't need to add anything to the raves below. Just want to add that at times, during the film, I found I was holding my breath. Michael Haneke is an excellent director and I plan on seeing his other films.

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michaelbrouillette
May 16, 2015

The movie was very enjoyable when the villains were on screen, but the middle section where they are gone is extremely boring. So boring in fact, that I skipped through it.

I recommend this, but don't let that middle section discourage you. Just skip it if you find it boring.

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3romm3la
May 30, 2014

Identical remake of the 1997 German film of the same name.
Didn't like the original film, so no surprise that I didn't like the remake. However, the actors in the original film, especially the killers, put on better performances.

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jazeebelle
Mar 19, 2014

A few years ago i saw the English version and i thought it was pretty good. This one views much like the later made English one... however, and i think a few years of maturing may have had something to do with it.... but i got something completely different out of it. I believe (and if you have NOT seen this do not continue to read below this line
******SPOILER ALERT**************
the point to this movie is the real horror isn't the mentally torturing minipulating pair of guys... the real monster during this film, is the viewer. If you've seen the film and didn't get that, watch it again with that in mind......

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SALUBRIE
Jul 19, 2013

Demented, depressing, miserable, sad. The 1.5 stars are only for the acting, which is very good. If you enjoy watching what borders on a play, with little change of scenery, about two young men getting their kicks from murdering a family, then this is your movie! Otherwise, stay away.

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lyleminn
Apr 07, 2013

Its a movie about how accepting the audience is about murder and violence. It shows how when you watch a Horror film like saw or hostel you are an accomplice and want the violence to happen. If your going to watch be prepared to be disturbed and I highly recommend to watch the directors interview to but the film into context.

Green_Bird_203 Apr 02, 2013

Great performances by Ulrich Muhe(The Lives of Others) and his real-life wife Susanne Lothar(White Ribbon) turned this otherwise manipulative, disturbing film within film into reality. While Haneke made this terribly shocking film from the murderers's playful stand point, I, as an audience, watched and felt the terror through the eyes, body and soul of victims.

Janedith Jan 16, 2013

I had hope during this movie but the film's ending killed it.

JillianML Jan 03, 2013

Haneke

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