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* FanDisservice: Seeing Creator/NaomiWatts in bra and panties is usually a good view for male audience. But while she's tied up to be tortured ? Maybe not so much.


* ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing: A knife that's been left in the family's boat is [[ChekhovsGun later used]] by a tied-up Anna to try and free herself. Subverted, in that Paul and Peter see her, take the knife away, and throw it overboard.

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* ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing: A knife that's been left in the family's boat is [[ChekhovsGun later used]] by a tied-up Anna to try and free herself. Subverted, in that Paul and Peter see her, take the knife away, and throw it overboard. [[spoiler: As well as Anna herself.]]


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. In both versions, Anna gets visibly more worn out-looking over the course of the film as a result of the abuse.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. In both versions, Anna gets visibly more worn out-looking worn-out-looking over the course of the film as a result of the abuse.



* {{Bookends}}: The title of the film is shown in red text at the beginning and ending of the film, accompanied by the same metal song.

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* {{Bookends}}: The title of the film is shown in red text at the beginning and ending end of the film, accompanied by the same metal song.



* MovingTheGoalposts: Paul enjoys doing this to the mother. First he only wants her to recite a prayer. Then he demands her to pronounce it in a more affectionate way. Next he wants her to kneel while saying the prayer. Lastly she is supposed to recite the prayer back to front.

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* MovingTheGoalposts: Paul enjoys doing this to the mother. First First, he only wants her to recite a prayer. Then he demands her to pronounce it in a more affectionate way. Next Next, he wants her to kneel while saying the prayer. Lastly Lastly, she is supposed to recite the prayer back to front.



* StunnedSilence: After [[spoiler:Georgie is killed]], the parents sit motionless and in silence for over a minute.

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* StunnedSilence: After [[spoiler:Georgie is killed]], the parents sit motionless motionlessly and in silence for over a minute.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: Peter and Paul although Paul seems to be the one in charge.

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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: The two killer are young and handsome boys in their 20s who don't even look menacing at first.


* CardCarryingVillain: Paul confess they "rob rich families in smart houses."

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* CardCarryingVillain: Paul confess confesses they "rob rich families in smart houses."



* ConspicuousGloves: Two clean-cut young men wear white gloves, making them look a little like golfers. The wife asks about them because they didn't take them off inside of the house, and Paul claims he has eczema. They wear them to hide their fingerprints.

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* ConspicuousGloves: Two clean-cut young men wear white gloves, making them look a little like golfers. The wife asks about them because they didn't take them off inside of the house, and Paul claims he has eczema. They wear them to hide their fingerprints.



* 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.

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* DeceptivelySillyTitle: A film about two guys who decide to murder a family just because they can can, in fourth wall breaking fashion fashion, is not that funny.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The central antagonists seem to function between themselves as a slightly realer, less comical version of this trope.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The central antagonists seem to function between themselves as a slightly realer, more real, less comical version of this trope.


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


Both films center on a yuppie family arriving at their lakeside vacation house. Pulling into their driveway, they see their neighbor has some new guests, two clean-cut young men wearing white gloves who look like they've just walked off the golf course. The men soon arrive on the family's doorstep making a number of requests and imposing on their hospitality. Eventually the family tires of them and ask them to leave, but they ignore the requests. After the husband slaps one of the men, they break his leg with his own golf club and take the family hostage. Though maintaining a nonchalant and even friendly facade, it soon becomes clear that the two men are psychopaths who intend to torment the family with a number of cruel games before murdering them. Can they survive?

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Both films center on a yuppie family arriving at their lakeside vacation house. Pulling into their driveway, they see their neighbor has some new guests, two clean-cut young men wearing white gloves who look like they've just walked off the golf course. course.

The men soon arrive on the family's doorstep making a number of requests and imposing on their hospitality. Eventually the family tires of them and ask them to leave, but they ignore the requests. After the husband slaps one of the men, they break his leg with his own golf club and take the family hostage. hostage.

Though maintaining a nonchalant and even friendly facade, it soon becomes clear that the two men are psychopaths who intend to torment the family with a number of cruel games before murdering them. Can they survive?



* {{Bookends}}: The title of the film is shown in red text at the beginning and ending of the film, accompanied by heavy metal.

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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.the same metal song.


* BrokenAesop: Academics have been arguing since the film came out about whether Paul's YouBastard point is valid. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment There's no need for us to do likewise, mind.]]

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* BrokenAesop: Academics have been arguing since the film came out about whether Paul's YouBastard point is valid. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment There's no need for us to do likewise, mind.]]


* NinjaProp: [[spoiler:The TV remote, used to literally rewind the film so that Paul can stop the protagonists.]]




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* UniversalRemoteControl: The TV remote is used to literally rewind the film so that Paul [[DiabolusExMachina can stop the protagonists]] from foiling his scheme.


* BrokenAesop: Academics have been arguing since the film came out about whether Paul's YouBastard point is valid. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment There's no need for us to do likewise, mind.]]

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* BrokenAesop: Academics have been arguing since the film came out about whether Paul's YouBastard point is valid. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment There's no need for us to do likewise, mind.]]


* AloneWithThePsycho: The family is tyrannized by two psychopaths that invade their home.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: The family is tyrannized terrorized by two psychopaths that invade their home.



* DeathOfAChild: Georgie is the first one to die.

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* DeathOfAChild: DeathOfAChild:
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Georgie is the first one to die.



* 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 the villains win their bet, and the film ends with [[HereWeGoAgain Paul asking another neighbor for eggs, restarting their "game"]].]]



* ForeignLanguageTitle: ''Funny Games''. There has been a lamentable trend in Germany in recent years towards using English titles for German-language films.

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* ForeignLanguageTitle: The Austrian film's title is ''Funny Games''. There has been a lamentable trend Games'', in Germany in recent years towards using English titles for German-language films.English.



* ManInWhite: The killers are dressed in white golf outfits.



** [[Film/AClockworkOrange A bourgeois family is assaulted in their home by a pair of villains in white dresses.]]

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** [[Film/AClockworkOrange A bourgeois family is assaulted in their home by a pair of villains in white dresses.]]outfits]].



* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Take a look at Paul and Peter. No one can imagine what kind of vicious, twisted killers they are.

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Take a look at Paul and Peter. Peter look like perfectly normal and innocent young men. No one can could imagine what kind of vicious, twisted killers they are.


** See TheOner below.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Downplayed. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec-70W_K77U trailer]] for the American remake makes the film look a bit more like a black comedy than a straight-up horror film.

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