Happy End

Happy End Release Date: December 22, 2017

The movie Happy End is a drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

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.

Happy End director Michael Haneke’s previous films include the Cannes Film Festival and/or Oscar winning Amour and The White Ribbon.

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Happy End Trailer

Starring: Isabelle HuppertJean-Louis TrintignantMathieu KassovitzFantine HarduinFranz RogowskiLaura VerlindenToby JonesHille PerlHassam GhancyAurélia Petit
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Michael Haneke
Runtime: 107 minutes
Studio: Sony Classics
MPAA Rating R

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