Director: Michael Haneke
“Of course this film is a provocation. It is meant as a provocation.” - filmmaker Michael Haneke
In this shot-for-shot remake of his own 1997 feature, Michael Haneke (Hidden, MIFF 05) doesn't water down the sadism for this English-language revamp of Funny Games, starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet.
After arriving at their lakeside summerhouse, a middle-class family of three are besieged by two young men. The merciless pair challenges the family to a series of ‘games', and make them a chilling bet: that they will not survive the next 12 hours.
“Haneke keeps the most horrific violence off screen, but that does not mute the impact… A classy horror film with a particularly nasty edge.” - Hollywood Reporter
D/S Michael Haneke P Chris Coen, Hamish McAlpine, Hengameh Panahi, Christian Baute, Andro Steinborn Dist Madman TD 35mm/2007/111mins