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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

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Michael Haneke
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Cast

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 Susi Haneke ... Betsy's Sister-in-Law (as Susanne Haneke)
Linda Moran 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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Whether by knife or by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun. 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Funny Games See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,958, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:

$1,294,640
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The production crew used the blueprints from the 1997 original. The set of the house in the 2007 American remake has the same proportions as that of the 1997 set. See more »

Goofs

When an is talking to her friend on the phone she mentions that the kitchen clock is broken and it needs fixed. The clock is clearly visible on the shelf to her right. When Peter/Tom comes back into the kitchen for eggs, the clock is missing. See more »

Quotes

Peter: [to Ann] Would you be so kind as to go and make us something to eat?
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References Wetten, dass..? (1981) See more »

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QUINTETT FOR CLARINETT VIOLINS, VIOLA & VIOLONCELLO
Satz Largetto
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Performed by Hagen Quartett
Clarinett Eduard Brunner
(P: 1988 Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Classics
Courtesy of Universal Music Projects Speciaux
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Under-rated and unfairly slated
1 November 2008 | by ryanbrown87See all my reviews

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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