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Funny Games


Ulrich Muhe, Susanne Lothar, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering View All


Michael Haneke (Screenplay), Michael Haneke (Director) View All

Release: May 14th, 1997
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
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12 Funny Games
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Captain Spaulding
Another negative consequence of the obnoxious fourth-wall breaking is summarized in the following excerpt from Bilge Ebiri's excellent film essay on the Criterion website: If we eventually see them [the family] only as objects, or as pawns, then Haneke will simply have achieved the very thing hes tr....