Funny Games

Anna's family is attacked and abused by two seemingly decent and innocent-looking young men in their summer house by the lake. Peter and Paul appear at the door, smiling sweetly and wearing white gloves, and bet that Anna, her husband and son will not live to see tomorrow morning.

Funny Games
Austria 1997
  • Czech
109 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 8. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

It is the start of the holiday. Anna, Georg and their young son Georgie travel to their idyllic lakeside house. Their neighbours, Fred and Eva, are already there. They have arranged to play golf together for the next day. The weather is superb. While father and son are rigging up their freshly overhauled sailing boat, Anna prepares supper. Suddenly Peter, a young, evidently well-bred guest of their neighbours, is standing at the front door asking Anna for a few eggs, explaining that Eva has started cooking and run out of eggs. Anna willingly complies with the request. Then stopping abruptly she asks how he has entered their property. Peter replies that there is a hole in the fence which Fred had shown him.

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Director: Michael Haneke
Screenplay: Michael Haneke
Cinematography: Jürgen Jürges
Sound: Walter Amann, Hannes Eder, Bernhard Bamberger
Editing: Andreas Prochaska
Production Design: Christoph Kanter
Producer: Veit Heiduschka
Costumes: Lisy Christl
Cast: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski, Doris Kunstmann, Christoph Bantzer, Wolfgang Glück, Susanne Meneghel, Monika von Zallinger
  • This film is available until 31. 8. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.