All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
It all started with the eggs.... Oh god, the egg scene. How painfully awkward. How painfully ominous. How painfully nerve wracking.
Note to self: If a young blonde man with a Hitler youth haircut comes into my home wearing white gloves asking to borrow eggs, lock all the doors and windows. Or get the hell out while you still can.
Last night was my first viewing of the original German version of Funny Games and this morning, I'm still having trouble putting into words what I just saw. The plot is simple enough. A family of three is held hostage by two young men as they are forced to play their sick "game." This setup is already ripe for loads…
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You're on their side, aren't you? So, who will you bet with?
It's been awhile since I've been as bemused by a film as I am now. Haneke has an amazing ability of provoking a response from the audience, indeed, he even actively involves us in the story of Funny Games. In the role of the tormentor is Haneke himself and the victims... are us.
Taken hostage in their lakeside holiday cabin by two psychotic young men; a mother, father, and son are forced to play sadistic games in Haneke's aggressive criticism of the portrayal of violence in the media. By de-constructing the thriller genre he's able to take apart every element…
"You're on their side, aren't you? So, who will you bet with?"
I don't understand the appeal with Michael Haneke's Funny Games. This is the worst time I've had watching a film. It attacks upon the psyche brutally due to its violent images.
I'll say a few positives about the film first, and the main one is that it does what it's intended to do, which is create barbaric images which will stick with the viewer. Even if the audience doesn't feel as though this could happen to them, the images shown on screen stick in the mind long after the film finishes. Secondly, the acting is pretty…
Depraved, disturbing, and disgusting, Michael Haneke's "Funny Games" is a horror film of nihilistic and meaningless acts. It is a thriller more about manipulating an audience's emotions and sense of comfort than telling a traditional story. In these things, the film is a success. Unfortunately, it is also a tedious piece of work that takes patience to endure.
The film revolves around a family whose home is invaded by two young men. The young men are wholesome in appearance and have no obvious reason to do what they do, yet they commit evil acts against the family over the course of their stay. It is a simple narrative, but it goes about its business quickly and creates an insidious feeling…
Sick, twisted & incomparably sadistic, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games is one-of-a-kind experience. Striving to make the audience uncomfortable and as much a voyeuristic part of the violence and injustice taking place onscreen as possible, Funny Games is so appalling that it forces the viewer to keep on watching.
Set in the Austrian wilderness, Funny Games follows an affluent German family – Georg, Anna, and their young son Georgie who, accompanied by their dog Rolfi, set off to spend a week or two in their lake house. There they encounter two young Viennese men – Peter and Paul, who proceed to turn their lives upside down by subjecting them to some of the most humiliating physical and mental…
Μου βγήκε η ψύχη. Προσοχή μην τη δείτε μονοι.
I want to start off by saying I hate this movie. I hate it with a passion...it gives zero cares about the audience and is horrible as a horror movie. But since I am aware of the director's intended direction of this film, I salvaged one and a half measly Star for the fact I kept watching, granted I did skip parts when I watched the U.S version (as they're practically the same) I wanted to know what they two men were going to do. The acting sucked to me. Stacked upon the fact that this was in another language I couldn't tell if the mother was even scared prior to the scene where she starts BAWLING. Given, I mostly…
The movie Funny Games was a movie that I have never personally experienced. The directors goal was made on point, I hated the story. The goal was to make it the exact opposite of an entertaining horror movie with a bunch of killing scenes.
I disliked that there was no killing scenes in the movie. I haven't scene a movie like that where a family was really put in pain like they were. Usually in horror movies today, people would just die. Also in hollywood, the kid would probably come back to life and kill the two physco's and save his parents.
I loved and hated the scene when the mom picked up the gun and shot one of the…
Hated it more, but also liked it more. Either way, I’m not sure if I ever want to watch anything from Michael Haneke again, or if I want to watch everything he’s ever made.
Better than the remake, in my opinion (except Michael Pitt is in it).
i wasnt expecting it at all!! i loved it!!! it was so interesting and i thought it was a really original take on horror/torture movies/etc. lots to think about! i want to watch the remake, too.
I'll say this for Haneke: he gets that it can be much more terrifying to see people who don't understand/ignore social conventions than to see just any old psychopathic killer that clearly knows he's evil. What makes Peter and Paul so terrifying is their politeness and lack of acknowledgement that what they're doing is awful.
Film audiences are sadists. OK, then.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- The Captive
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…