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Funny Games by Michael Haneke

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 11:39 pm
by ygie
I watched this film about 4 years ago and was completely consumed by it.
What do you think?

Re: Funny Games by Michael Haneke

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 2:51 am
by gratefultiger
very funny,very distubing as well it takes the viewer on that voyeuristic trip (why am i watching this,don't i feel ashamed or at least uneasy?) a black as the ace of spades comedy,i loved it.haneke is very confronting with this,try CODE UNKNOWN as well.

Re: Funny Games by Michael Haneke

PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:28 pm
by kmcalma
I just watched it last night and I cant remember the last time I was riveted to the screen like this. Intense, disturbing and just pure creepy. I started thinking this would be a good film to illustrate how european directors dont have any mercy on those of us brought up with the usual Hollywood happy ending type of film.

Re: Funny Games by Michael Haneke

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:02 am
by bigpoppa_2059
I saw Haneke's "The Piano Teacher" a few months ago, and adored it. Mostly cause of Issabel Huppert though. And "Funny Games" is truly a disturbing and shocking piece of work. But to respond to the last reply, while I agree that European films do not hold back as much most of the time in their portrayal of realism on screen, but no European films has been as disturbing or psychologically horrifying as John McNaughton's "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer". At least IMO.