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20th May '16 3:03:36 AM 06tele
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* UndignifiedDeath: The ultimate humiliation for the mother is [[spoiler: how she dies. Her son gets shot and her husband gets stabbed, but she gets bound and gagged and taken for a boat ride. After Peter and Paul have been sailing for some time with her sitting between them, they just shove her off the back of the boat and sail on without looking back. She makes a panicky little squeak as she falls into the water, and that's her gone.]]

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* UndignifiedDeath: The ultimate humiliation for the mother is [[spoiler: how she dies. Her son gets shot and her husband gets stabbed, but she gets bound and gagged and taken for a boat ride. After Peter and Paul have been sailing for some time with her sitting between them, they just shove her off the back of the boat and sail on without looking back. She makes a panicky little squeak as she falls into the water, and that's her gone.]]
20th May '16 2:59:30 AM 06tele
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* UndignifiedDeath: The ultimate humiliation for the mother is [[spoiler: how she dies. Her son gets shot and her husband gets stabbed, but she gets bound and gagged and taken for a boat ride. After Peter and Paul have been sailing for some time with her sitting between them, they just shove her off the back of the boat and sail on without looking back. She makes a panicky little squeak as she falls into the water, and that's her gone.]]
13th May '16 2:35:51 PM stuffedninja
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* HereWeGoAgain: The bulk of the film is neither the first nor last time these killers will play their game. We see them with the neighbors early on, who later show up dead, and see them starting the whole thing over again with some other neighbors at the end.

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* HereWeGoAgain: The bulk of the film is neither the first nor last time these killers will play their game. We see them with the neighbors early on, who later show up dead, and then see them starting the whole thing over again with some other neighbors at the end.
13th May '16 2:34:08 PM stuffedninja
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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Paul]] when being shot by [[spoiler:Anna]] with the rifle.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Paul]] [[spoiler:Peter]] when being shot by [[spoiler:Anna]] with the rifle.
30th Apr '16 5:14:56 PM stuffedninja
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* AMFMCharacterization: The family listens to opera music which establishes them as being of the middle-class. Peter and Paul listen to ''Death'' Metal.

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* AMFMCharacterization: The family listens to opera music which establishes them as being of the middle-class. Peter and Paul listen to ''Death'' Metal.''death'' metal.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:All three family members are killed before 9:00, the villains win their bet, and the film ends with [[HereWeGoAgain Paul asking another neighbor for eggs, restarting their "game"]].]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:All three family members are killed before 9:00, 9:00 the villains win their bet, and the film ends with [[HereWeGoAgain Paul asking another neighbor for eggs, restarting their "game"]].]]


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* FatAndSkinny: Peter and Paul in the original.
30th Apr '16 4:07:30 PM stuffedninja
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* BoundAndGagged: The mother after she was picked up by the villains on the street.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Paul does it several times throughout the film to make the audience more complicit with the horrific events, and also to bring home the YouBastard point. He addresses/acknowledges the camera directly four times, but also breaks the wall a fifth time when [[spoiler:he ''rewinds part of the film'' to undo Peter's death]].

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* BookEnds: The title of the film is shown in red text at the beginning and ending of the film, accompanied by heavy metal.
* BoundAndGagged: The mother after she was picked up by the villains on the street.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Paul does it several times throughout the film to make the audience more complicit with the horrific events,
street, and also to bring home during [[spoiler:the boat ride at the YouBastard point. He addresses/acknowledges the camera directly four times, but also breaks the wall a fifth time when [[spoiler:he ''rewinds part of the film'' to undo Peter's death]].end that she never returns from]].



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted. Georgie is the first one to die.]] Also the neighbor's daughter is seen lying dead in the bathroom of their house.

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted. Georgie is the first one to die.]] Also ]]
** Also,
the neighbor's daughter is seen lying dead in the bathroom of their house.



** See TheOner below.



* NothingIsScarier: The excruciatingly suspenseful scene where Georgie is being hunted down by Paul in the neighbors' house, where everything is dark and deathly silent and you know that Georgie might be caught at any moment..



* {{Retcon}}: Within the film! [[spoiler:A character rewinds the movie using a remote, inside the movie, and undoes a death.]]
* SadisticChoice: The wife is forced to decide if the villains kill her husband quickly by gunshot, or slowly by knife.

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* {{Retcon}}: Within the film! [[spoiler:A character [[spoiler:Paul rewinds the movie using a remote, inside the movie, and undoes a death.]]
* SadisticChoice: SadisticChoice:
** The husband is forced to decide between the wife taking off her clothes or Paul inflicting pain on the son.
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The wife is forced to decide if the villains kill her husband quickly by gunshot, or slowly by knife.



* ShoutOut: [[Film/AClockworkOrange A bourgeois family is assaulted in their home by a pair of villains in white dresses.]]
* TheSociopath: The two boys who decide to torture families as a pass time.
* SoundOnlyDeath: When [[spoiler:Georgie]] is killed, it happens in the next room, and we only hear the sound of the shotgun going off and see a blood-spattered television immediately afterward.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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[[Film/AClockworkOrange A bourgeois family is assaulted in their home by a pair of villains in white dresses.]]
** Paul and Peter refer to themselves as WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry and WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead at select points.
* TheSociopath: The two boys who decide to torture families as a pass time.
pastime.
* SoundOnlyDeath: When [[spoiler:Georgie]] is killed, it happens in the next room, room as we see Paul making food, and we only hear the sound of the shotgun rifle going off and see a blood-spattered television immediately afterward.



* StressVomit: The mother vomits after [[spoiler:her son was shot]].

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* StressVomit: The mother vomits after [[spoiler:her son was is shot]].
30th Apr '16 3:57:42 PM stuffedninja
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Compare Creator/NaomiWatts from the sequel with [[http://www.filmtipps.at/kritiken/Funny_Games/gallery/Funny_Games_1.jpg Susanne Lothar]] who played Anna in the original.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Compare Creator/NaomiWatts from the sequel remake with [[http://www.filmtipps.at/kritiken/Funny_Games/gallery/Funny_Games_1.jpg Susanne Lothar]] who played Anna in the original.



* TheBadGuyWins: To put it shortly, Peter and Paul ultimately win their bet.

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* TheBadGuyWins: To put it shortly, Peter [[spoiler:Peter and Paul ultimately win their bet.bet]].
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. In both versions, Anna gets visibly more worn out-looking over the course of the film as a result of the abuse.



* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Paul when being shot by Anna with the rifle.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Paul [[spoiler:Paul]] when being shot by Anna [[spoiler:Anna]] with the rifle.



* BringMyBrownPants: Poor Georgie couldn't hold it.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Paul does it several times throughout the film to make the audience more complicit with the horrific events, and also to bring home the YouBastard point. He addresses/acknowledges the camera directly four times, but also breaks the wall a fifth time when [[spoiler:he ''rewinds part of the film'' to undo Peter's death]].
* BringMyBrownPants: Poor Georgie couldn't hold it.it during the "Cat in the Bag" game and ended up peeing his pants.



* DeceptivelySillyTitle: A film about two guys who decide to murder a family just because they can in fourth wall breaking fashion, is not that funny.
* DiabolusExMachina: The remote control trick. In this movie, the killers have all the advantages, while the victims don't have any chance to survive.

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* DeadlyEuphemism: How Paul reveals that [[spoiler:he killed the dog]]:
-->'''Paul''': I had to test the club in another way.
* DeceptivelySillyTitle: A film about two guys who decide to murder a family just because they can in fourth wall breaking fashion, fashion is not that funny.
* DiabolusExMachina: The remote control trick. In this movie, the killers have all the advantages, while the victims don't have any chance to survive.survive. This is most prominently and cruelly shown in the remote control trick.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Which side did you bet on?]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Which side did you bet on?]][[spoiler:All three family members are killed before 9:00, the villains win their bet, and the film ends with [[HereWeGoAgain Paul asking another neighbor for eggs, restarting their "game"]].]]



* FreudianExcuse: Deconstructed when the father asks his two tormentors why they are hurting his family. GenreSavvy as the are, the villains poke fun at him, coming up with various reasons like one of them being a child of divorce which made him become [[DepravedHomosexual a queer and a crook]] or him having five siblings with all of them being drug addicts while his father was TheAlcoholic. None of this was true as they immediately point out.

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* FreudianExcuse: Deconstructed when the father asks his two tormentors why they are hurting his family. GenreSavvy as the they are, the villains poke fun at him, coming up with various reasons like one of them being a child of divorce which made him become [[DepravedHomosexual a queer and a crook]] or him having five siblings with all of them being drug addicts while his father was TheAlcoholic. None of this was true as they immediately point out.



* TheOner: In the Austrian version, shortly after the gun goes off, there is an 11-minute shot in which very little happens, but the full horror of the scene can be soaked in

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* TheOner: In the Austrian version, shortly after the gun goes off, there is an 11-minute shot in which very little happens, but the full horror of the scene can be soaked inin.



* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The lack of scare sounds is just one more convention of the horror genre that Haneke breaks with. Heavy Metal is played in-universe at one point to heighten the tension.

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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The lack of scare sounds is just one more convention of the horror genre that Haneke breaks with. Heavy Metal metal is played in-universe at one point to heighten the tension.
12th Mar '16 3:56:10 PM GrammarNavi
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: TimRoth slides between his natural English accent (as in ''Film/PulpFiction'') and his much more nasal, higher-pitched American accent (as in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'').

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: TimRoth Creator/TimRoth slides between his natural English accent (as in ''Film/PulpFiction'') and his much more nasal, higher-pitched American accent (as in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'').
21st Feb '16 11:42:27 PM Robotnik
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* {{Euroshlock}}: It's not gory or pornographic, but its nihilistic tone and implicit condemnation of the audience make it seem suited to the genre.
17th Feb '16 8:26:38 PM twofistguy
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** First we witness the family's friends arriving in a boat but bummer, an old man and his two female partners pose no thread to the villains.

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** First we witness the family's friends arriving in a boat but bummer, an old man and his two female partners pose no thread threat to the villains.
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