Sunday, 22 June 2008

Funny Games

Director: Michael Haneke
Country: USA

Two young men (Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet) terrorise a family (consisting of Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, and Devon Gearhart) in their own lakeside cabin.

French director Michael Haneke brings us this (supposedly) frame-for-frame Americanisation of his 1997 movie of the same name. It's a chilling tale that starts off as your average thriller - a family goes to their lakeside cabin and their holiday is cut short by two men who wish them harm. However, the way the plot progresses is very unconventional, and breaks a lot of thriller clichés. I for one enjoyed the movie because of this.

Funny Games is not for everybody; it is a movie that will polarise audiences. I would cautiously recommend it.

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