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Happy End Programme 2019

by Michael Haneke Gala Premieres

In a large villa in the northern French town of Calais lives the grumpy patriarch Georges Laurent with his multi-generational family. His ambitious daughter Anne has taken over running the family business, while his son Thomas is getting settled with his new wife and baby and a Moroccan couple takes care of the household. Despite its huge rooms, there is not much space for emotions at villa Laurent and it is more by means of familial obligation than charity that Eve, Thomas’ 13-year-old daughter from a former marriage, is taken in after the sudden death of her mother. Eve, however, soon finds an unexpected ally… Michael Haneke's latest film offers a wicked and fascinating peek into the well-hidden flaws of a European upper-class family.


  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Country, Year: France, Germany, Austria, 2017
  • Runtime: 110 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Michael Haneke
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski
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  • Screenplay: Michael Haneke
  • Cinematography: Christian Berger
  • Editor: Monika Willi
  • Sound: Guillaume Sciama
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  • Producers: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
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  • Production Companies: Les Films du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, wega Filmproduktionsges.m.b.h
  • World Sales: Les Films du Losange
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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