HAPPY END
Narrative Feature | 107 minutes

HIFF 2017

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2017
on 10/6/17 and 10/7/17
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Directed By
Michael Haneke

Produced By
Margaret Ménégoz
Stefan Arndy
Veit Heiduschka
Michael Katz

Written By
Michael Haneke

Featuring
Isabelle Huppert
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Mathieu Kassovitz
Fantine Harduin
Toby Jones


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US Premiere

2017 | French/English | France/Austria/Germany

While living out their days in a Calais mansion against the backdrop of the city’s increasingly turbulent refugee crisis, the well-off Laurents find themselves slowly torn apart by the surprise arrival of a young guest. In the follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning (and five-time nominated) film AMOUR (HIFF 2012), acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke returns to the career-defining social and familial themes of his work in this story of the disintegration of a single bourgeois family. Anchored by powerful performances from past Haneke collaborators Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, HAPPY END is another unrelentingly singular work of social satire from a master filmmaker. Austria’s official submission for the Oscar® for Best Foreign Film.