Michael Hanekes Original “Funny Games(1997)” was originally intented for the American and european audience but it did not manage to be succesufull in the US and UK. Haneke was asked to make a remake of the original and he agreed as long as he could get Naomi Watts to play the main role.
The 2007 US version of funny games is not just a remake but an exact replica of the original one. All the scenes are identical to the original Austrian version of the movie. Tim Roth and Naomi Watts performances are really good however not as good as Michael Pitts perfomance. The movie is about a middle class couple that end up gettin their summer house invaded by two young strangers who force the family to participate in a number of sadistic games in order to stay alive.
This films is probably the most disturbing film i have ever seen in my life but at the same time it’s got a twisted funny side to it.When i say disturbing i dont mean that its has goory scenes and a lot of physical violence as you dont even see a lot of violence in the movie. You need to see this movie!Its one of my favourite movies.In fact watch both versions and maybe drop me a line and tell me which one you prefer?