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Funny Games

At the start of the summer holiday, Anna, Georg and their young son Georgie travel to their idyllic lakeside house; their neighbours, Fred and Eva are already there; the weather is superb. Their peace is soon disturbed when two young men, Peter and Paul, arrive unexpectedly at the door, marking the start of a twisted game of cat and mouse; by the end, everything has changed. A powerful, challenging and dark thriller; director Michael Haneke's ('The Piano Teacher') intense cinematic experience is the most provocative film about violence since 'Man Bites Dog'. A startlingly effective effort that turns the classic thriller genre on it's head and questions the audiences' attitudes towards violence in film.

Year: 1997
Genre: Eastern European Cinema, Best of the 1990s, Extreme Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Austria
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Muhe, Frank Geiring, Arno Frisch
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7.6/10
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