• Happy End

    Directed by Michael Haneke
    Austria/France/Germany | 107 minutes | Modern Masters

  • Happy End

    Directed by Michael Haneke
    Austria/France/Germany | 107 minutes | Modern Masters

  • Happy End

    Directed by Michael Haneke
    Austria/France/Germany | 107 minutes | Modern Masters

  • Happy End

    Directed by Michael Haneke
    Austria/France/Germany | 107 minutes | Modern Masters

A dementia-afflicted patriarch (Jean-Louis Trintignant), his steely daughter (Isabelle Huppert), self-loathing adult grandson and a not-quite-related 13-year-old collide in this mordant satire of a wealthy, wildly dysfunctional family. Michael Haneke’s direction brings a diamond-cutter’s precision, a wicked jolt of black humor, and a startling finale that’s 100-proof Haneke.

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January 6, 2018 1:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Michael Haneke, the master who brought us Cache, The White Ribbon and Amour, wields his camera like a surgeon with a scalpel. In his latest autopsy of the modern European soul, he focuses on a wealthy, wildly dysfunctional family in Calais. The dementia-afflicted patriarch (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is on a mission to kill himself, and having a hard time finding the right accomplice. His steely daughter Anne (Isabelle Huppert) now runs the family’s construction business, which is facing lawsuits for a lethal onsite accident, a crisis her hapless, self-loathing grown son Pierre is incapable of handling. Complicating matters is the arrival of 13-year-old Eve, the daughter of Anne’s philandering son from his first marriage, who has come to live with the family because her mother is in a coma from a drug overdose.

Haneke’s mordant satire of this spectacularly joyless French family is served up with a diamond-cutter’s precision and a wicked jolt of black humor.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Country: Austria/France/Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 107 minutes
Language: French and English
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Michael Haneke
Producers: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Principal Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski
Cinematographers: Christian Berger
Editor: Monika Willi
Screenwriter: Michael Haneke

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