Happy End

December 19th, 2017


Happy End

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 6.9/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Michael Haneke

Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the heart of the infamous migrant jungle, with his twice-married son, Thomas, and Anne, his workaholic daughter who has taken over the family construction business. Divorced and frigid, Anne has to handle the impact of a disastrous workplace accident caused by her disappointing son Pierre's negligence, while at the same time, the urgent hospitalisation of Thomas' ex-wife from a mysterious poisoning, leads his sulky 13-year-old daughter, Ève, to live with her father and his new wife, Anais. Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and as the fates of the Laurents enmesh with insistent and ignoble desires, a peculiar and disturbing alliance will form. But in the end, some secrets are bigger than others.

Isabelle Huppert - Anne Laurent
Jean-Louis Trintignant - Georges Laurent
Mathieu Kassovitz - Thomas Laurent
Fantine Harduin - Eve Laurent
Franz Rogowski - Pierre Laurent
Laura Verlinden - Anaïs
Aurélia Petit - Nathalie
Toby Jones - Lawrence Bradshaw
Hille Perl - La gambiste
Hassam Ghancy - Rachid
Nabiha Akkari - Jamila
Joud Geistlich - Selin
Philippe du Janerand - Maître Barin
Dominique Besnehard - Marcel, le coiffeur
Bruno Tuchszer - Inspecteur chantier 1


Official Website: Official Facebook [UK] | Official site [Austria] |

Country: France, Austria, Germany

Language: French, English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: France

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Did You Know?

Fourth collaboration between Michael Haneke and Isabelle Huppert. See more »

The character of Frank has been entirely dubbed over for the original release, and in many scenes, it's painfully obvious. See more »


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