Happy End 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
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