Funny games
Funny games

Funny games

A film by Michael Haneke
World premiere date: Festival de Cannes 1997
French release date: January 14, 1998

It is the start of the holiday. Anna, Georg and their young son Georgie travel to their idyllic lakeside house. Their neighbours, Fred and Eva, are already there. They have arranged to play golf together for the next day. The weather is superb.
While father and son are rigging up their freshly overhauled sailing boat, Anna prepares supper. Suddenly Peter, a young, evidently well-bred guest of their neighbours, is standing at the front door asking Anna for a few eggs, explaining that Eva has started cooking and run out of eggs. Anna willingly complies with the request. Then stopping abruptly she asks how he has entered their property. Peter replies that there is a hole in the fence which Fred had shown him...

With Susanne Lothar Ulrich Mühe Arno Frisch Frank Giering

Official Selection In Competition, Cannes Film Festival
1997
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YEAR
PRIZE
FESTIVAL
1998
Konrad-wolf-preis Für Sein Gesamtwerk
Academy Of Arts, Berlin
1997
Silver Hugo Award
Chicago Film Festival
1997
Fipresci Award
Flanders International Film Festival, Gand
1997
13th Very Special Prize
Press Release, Paris
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— director
Michael Haneke
— cast
Susanne Lothar Ulrich Mühe Arno Frisch Frank Giering
— producers
Wega Film - Veit Heiduschka
— duration
1h44
— production year
1997
— release date france
January 14, 1998
— nationality
Austria
— screenplay
Michael Haneke
— genre
Drama
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— format
1.85
— sound format
5.1 Dolby Digital
— cinematographer
Jürgen Jürges
— sound
Walter Amann
— editing
Andreas Prochaska
— costume designer
Lisy Christl
— production designer
Christoph Kanter
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