Recently we've seen a lot of emotionally charged games; things like The Walking Dead, The Last of Us, Spec Ops: The Line and Cart Life. Of course we've seen a lot of response to them, particulary on how they impacted us, the player, through a certain scene or a certain choice. Thing is... I don't know, it kinda botters me a little. Sure, those games have hard scenes to watch or play through compared to other games, but if we compare them to difficult books (like Nineteen Eighty-Four) or, most of all, movies, they are still baby steps. I mean, we still don't have people like Michael Haneke (Funny Games, The White Ribbon, Amour) or Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Melancholia) who have an affinity to torture their audience through very, very cruel situations.
So, I have to ask, what was the hardest film you've ever had to watched? I'm not talking about movies who were just godawful or very gory and disgusting, I mean movies (or books) who were very emotionaly difficult to endure.