Monday, January 21, 2008
Funny Games '98
When a film is already good, do you remake it? Michael Haneke made a thriller that looks at violence in film. Funny Games, a German thriller, came out in 1997 at the Toronto Film Festival. A brutal hostage situation, with an innocent family, makes for a tense situation and disturbing film. The twist, near the end, blew my mind. If you rent the DVD, watch the interview with Haneke in the Special Features. It lends a lot of insight. Haneke has remade the film with English speaking actors, and premiered it at Sundance Saturday night. Can't wait to see if I like the remake as much as the original ..... especially with the same director. Interesting stuff.