Narrative Feature | 107 minutes

HIFF 2017


Directed by
Michael Haneke

Produced by
Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndy, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz

Written by
Michael Haneke

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

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.