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Michael Haneke does Michael Haneke in this stunning remake of FUNNY GAMES, his own 1997 German cult film. Re-done in English and re-branded FUNNY GAMES U.S., the film may have some people squirming in their seats and some leaving them altogether – but those who stay will be treated to a daring onslaught of excruciating suspense and implied violence.

Director Haneke has assembled a top notch ensemble for this shot by shot remake: Naomi Watts and Tim Roth are stellar, but the revelation in casting is Michael Pitt – that pretty boy face conceals a sadistic monster that is somehow simultaneously alluring and horrifying.

FUNNY GAMES U.S. opens at the Angelika New York and the Angelika Houston on March 14. Don’t miss it.

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Michael Haneke does Michael Haneke in this stunning remake of FUNNY GAMES, his own 1997 German cult film. Re-done in English and re-branded FUNNY GAMES U.S., the film may have some people squirming in their seats and some leaving them altogether – but those who stay will be treated to a daring onslaught of excruciating suspense and implied violence.

Director Haneke has assembled a top notch ensemble for this shot by shot remake: Naomi Watts and Tim Roth are stellar, but the revelation in casting is Michael Pitt – that pretty boy face conceals a sadistic monster that is somehow simultaneously alluring and horrifying.

FUNNY GAMES U.S. opens at the Angelika New York and the Angelika Houston on March 14. Don’t miss it.

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