Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known, but soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it?
Luis Canau <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>
Did You Know?
Director Michael Haneke
has said that he never intended 'Funny Games' to be a horror film. Instead his idea was to make a film with a moralistic comment about the influence of media violence on society. It's a subject that Haneke is quite passionate about. See more
the clock which is seemed on the kitchen shelf when she was talking on the phone disappears after a couple of scenes and appears back when she tries to escape. See more
Almost. Björling is easy.
Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G.F. Händel)
Sung by Beniamino Gigli
Published by EMI DA 1918 See more