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#961. Funny Games

  • Year: 1997
  • Country: Austria
  • Language: German/French
  • Production: Attitude, , 108m
  • Director: Michael Haneke
  • Producer: Veit Heiduschka
  • Screenplay: Micahel Haneke
  • Photography: Jürgen Jürges
  • Cast: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski
  • Cannes Film Festival: Golden Palm Nomination

Abridged Book Description

In this brutal and provocative "home invasion" movie - a subgenre traceable as far back as D.W. Griffith and familiar today from such films as A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Panic Room (2000) - Michael Haneke pushes viewers to the limit, forcing us to contemplate the senselessness of random violence, as well as our seemingly ceaseless fascination with watching it on-screen... There is no happy ending here, only troubling questions and the inevitability of future mayhem.