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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Austria /France /Austria /Germany
Year: 2017

 

Happy End

color/107 minutes

Director: Michael Haneke.  Screenplay: Michael Haneke. Cinematographer: Christian Berger. Editing: Monika Willi. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, Aurelia Petit, Toby Jones, Hille Perl.

Anne has taken over the family business from her ailing father, Georges. The cast broadens to include Anne's fiancé, her deadbeat son, her brother, who has just been saddled with his 12-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, and a pair of Moroccan servants.

Production:
A Les Films du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film presentation
World Sales:
Les Films du Losange

Michael Haneke


Michael Haneke was born in Munich and grew up in Austria, where he studied philosophy, psychology, and drama at the University of Vienna. His features The Seventh Continent (1989), Benny's Video (1992), 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994), Funny Games (1997), The Castle (1997), Code Unknown (2000), La Pianiste (2001), Le Temps du loup (2003), Caché (2005), and The White Ribbon (2009) have all played at various festivals. Amour (2012) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Selected Filmography:

1989 The Seventh Continent
1992 Benny's Video
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
1997 Funny Games
2000 Code Unknown
2001 The Piano Teacher
2003 Time of the Wolf
2005 Caché
2007 Funny Games
2009 The White Ribbon
2012 Amour
2017 Happy End