Funny Games U.S.
Feature Film, US 2007, Farbe, 109 min., eOF
Director, Script: Michael Haneke
Cast: Tim Roth, Naomi Watts, Brady Corbet, Michael Pitt, Siobhan Fallon, Boyd Gaines, Devon Gearhar, Robert LuPone, Linda Moran
Camera: Darius Khondji
Editor: Monika Willi
Production Design: Rebecca Meis DeMarco
Costumes: David C. Robinson
Producers: Hengameh Panahi, Christian Baute, Andro Steinborn
On the eightieth birthday of multiple award-winning director and screenplay writer Michael Haneke the Diagonale is showing two of his works: Funny Games (1997) and Funny Games U.S. (2007). The latter is the U.S. remake of the psychological thriller shot in 1997, in which Haneke filmed the first version scene by scene with different main actors. Both films show how the holiday idyll of a family of three is abruptly destroyed by the appearance of two young men with insidious fantasies of violence.