Actor: Ulrich Mühe



Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997) is not a simple attack on the upper-class world. In Funny Games, in fact, the social discourse is present, but is somehow marginalised. What is carried out here, in fact, is first and foremost a sophisticated metalinguistic experiment, in which we witness a careful reflection on the staging of violence and on the power of cinema to forge reality at will, in order to awaken the most disparate emotions in the viewer.



In Benny’s Video, reality is what we see, but also what we can manipulate at will. Michael Haneke knows very well where to direct our gaze, simply letting the images speak for themselves and – through monitors that almost act as a ‘filter’ – showing us a distorted world, a sick world.