Word has it that controversial director Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, Caché) simply remade his original 1997 shockfest shot by shot. But who cares? The original Funny Games is hands-down one of the most disturbing films ever made; and if this one has Naomi Watts in the lead we’re, well, game. With the story of a bourgeois family who, while vacationing at their lake home, are attacked by a pair of young men clad in what appear to be Wimbledon tennis outfits, Haneke managed not only to raise the tension, ever so slowly, to unbearable levels; he also made us, the audience, feel culpable. The ’97 version is a masterpiece and possibly the worst date movie ever. The remake promises to be equally unsettling.
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