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Funny Games US

Funny Games US
  • 2007
  • UK/US/France/Austria
  • 111 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Haneke
  • Written by: Michael Haneke
  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart
  • Website: wip.warnerbros.com/funnygames

Shot-by-shot, English language remake of Austrian auteur Haneke's post-modern 1997 thriller 'Funny Games', relocated to the US. The tormenting of a family of three (Watts, Roth and Gearheart) by sociopaths Paul and Peter (Pitt and Corbet) while on holiday provide an interrogation of the relationship between violence and voyeurism that remains wholly engrossing and deeply shocking.

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Funny Games US

27 Mar 20084 stars

HORROR/THRILLER (18) 111min The conventional thinking about shot-for-shot remakes is why bother? We only need cast our minds back to the furore surrounding what many thought to be the sacrilegious and pointless remake of Psycho by Gus Van Sant.

Profile - Michael Pitt

27 Mar 2008

Name Michael Pitt Born 10 April 1981, West Orange, New Jersey Background Having moved to New York City aged 16, studied drama, appeared on stage, and been talent-spotted for a part in the TV drama Dawson’s Creek, boyishly pretty Pitt wasted no…

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