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The Resource Funny games, The Criterion Collection presents ; director, Michael Haneke

Funny games, The Criterion Collection presents ; director, Michael Haneke

Label
Funny games
Title
Funny games
Statement of responsibility
The Criterion Collection presents ; director, Michael Haneke
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
At their lakeside vacation home, Ann, George and their son have unexpected visitors: two well-spoken, well-bred young men wearing polite smiles and preppy sportswear. The visitors want to play a game. "You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9:00, and we bet that you'll be dead. OK?" As the terrorized family fights to survive, each plan is thwarted, each option closed, each hour closer to what could be the last. Michael Haneke?s most notorious provocation, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre?s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
German dialogue; English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F86 2019
PerformerNote
Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1968-
  • 1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haneke, Michael
  • Watts, Naomi
  • Roth, Tim
  • Pitt, Michael
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
109
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
975
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serial murderers
  • Hostages
  • Families
  • Vacation homes
  • Games
Technique
live action
Label
Funny games, The Criterion Collection presents ; director, Michael Haneke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1997
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Special features: new 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke; new interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch; new interview with film historian Alexander Horwath; press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe; trailer; an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9781681435831
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515229814
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3026DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091058288
  • (OCoLC)on1091058288
System details
DVD, wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Funny games, The Criterion Collection presents ; director, Michael Haneke
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1997
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Special features: new 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke; new interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch; new interview with film historian Alexander Horwath; press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe; trailer; an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9781681435831
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515229814
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3026DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091058288
  • (OCoLC)on1091058288
System details
DVD, wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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