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Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film directed and written by Michael Haneke. The plot of the film involves two young men who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games. The film was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival
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CastFrank Giering, Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Wolfgang Gluck, Christoph Bantzer
DirectorMichael Haneke
Genre:  Crime, Drama, Foreign, Horror, Thriller
Release Date:  May 14, 1997
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterMichael Haneke
Runtime:  108 minutes
Studio:  Kino On Video, Kino International, Attitude Films, Madman Entertainment
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review by . April 25, 2007
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The "games" in this movie, are not funny. Not one whole minute of this movie is funny. It is unsettling, intense, and ironic at parts. The plot is simple. A family of three (four, counting the dog) are taking a vacation at a serene looking spot near a lake. But even during the opening credits, we well know that the tone of the film is anything but serene as John Zorn's crazy death metal blares at you all of a sudden in a creepy frenzy of buzzing guitars, high-pitched screams, and incoherent lyrics …
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