Funny Games

Photo Courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival

Review, by David Sterritt

At the beginning, things seem just a little strange. Later, violence follows. The ending offers salvation. This is the classic sequence and condition of the thriller genre. For Anna, Georg and their young son, summer holidays begin like a "genre film".

At the end, everything turns out dtfferently.

Directed by: Michael Haneke
Written by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski, Doris Kunstmann, Christoph Bantzer, Wolfgang Glück
Produced by: Veit Heiduschka
Original Music by: Pietro Mascagni

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