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
When Anna and Georg are driving in their car, a reflection of a microphone between the front seats can be seen on the window. See more
Almost. Björling is easy.
Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide
Composed by John Zorn
Performed by Naked City (Grand Guignol)
Published by Union Jasroc See more