DVD: Funny Games

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The Independent Culture

Ten years after providing one of the most disturbing experiences in cinema, Michael Haneke is at it again with the same film. The difference with this reprise of 'Funny Games' is the cast.

Naomi Watts and Tim Roth are now the wealthy couple whose lakeside holiday with their son is interrupted by two young men with a bet – that all three will be dead by morning. Haneke cranks up the tension to unbearable limits and challenges our expectations of violence. And, actually, it is even more discomforting when Hollywood stars are being made to suffer.