Happy End 15+, unless accompanied by an adult

Fiction | Feature
Director  Michael Haneke
Germany, France, Austria | 110 mins | 2017
French with English subtitles

South Australian Premiere

Don’t believe the title of this Michael Haneke film.

No-one examines the human condition like Austrian master Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon). The ironically titled Happy End is no exception. Haneke’s penetrating eye focuses on the Laurent family, which runs a successful construction business. Beset by jealousy, insecurity and deep moral failings the Laurents have lost any semblance of unity and warmth. With razor-sharp dialogue and precision camerawork Haneke weaves a mesmerising tale of simmering fury. A superb cast includes Isabelle Huppert and living legend Jean-Louis Trintignant as ailing patriarch Georges.

Michael Haneke's satanic soap opera of pure sociopathy. – The Guardian

Director Michael Haneke | Screenwriter Michael Haneke | Producer Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz | Cinematographer Christian Berger | Editor Monika Willi | Cast Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz