thriller stars Naomi Watts as Anna and Tim Roth as George, a
loving married couple with a young son named George Jnr (Devon
Gearhart). Deciding to spend some time at their palatial holiday
house, their perfect getaway is soon about to receive a rude
After briefly stopping at their neighbors, asking for
assistance with their boat, a strange young man with white
gloves is also present. Strangely enough, their son questions
the behavior of their neighbor Fred who seems quite aloof, only to be
dismissed by his parents.
Later that day, a quiet young man
named Peter (Brady Corbet) arrives at their home, asking for eggs
which erupts into a deadly game, when his friend Paul (Pitt)
After a violent confrontation with George, the strange
young men make a bet with the couple and their son, that they
will die before 9am tomorrow and from there, the nightmare of
Funny Games begins.
Funny Games is not your standard thriller,
rather director Haneke creates an off the beaten track thriller
that will have you guessing till the end as plotlines are setup,
only to be thwarted by the director. It's a very disturbing,
dark and depressing thriller that we could happily recommend
to those who love dark and unexpectable thrillers, however be warned,
for this is not your Hollywood movie.