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Ep419: I Wanna Hold Your Haneke

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast enjoys a peaceful summer day by the lake with Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C., who talks Ian through Michael Haneke's 1997 thriller, Funny Games. The scathing German meta-commentary about cinematic voyeurism (which recently made its Criterion debut) centers on a German family whose vacation is cut short by two sociopaths with a penchant for cruelty, manipulation, and violence.

This is one of Aaron's favorite films, and the guys explore Haneke's themes, filmmaking choices, and the writer/director's decision to do a shot-for-shot, English-language remake in 2007.

Episode 419 can't make an omelet without borrowing some eggs!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:46

Funny Games Trailer: 2:46 - 4:56

Funny Games Discussion: 4:56 - 1:00:36

Outro Music: 1:00:36 - 1:00:51

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