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thumbnail Happy End (2017 Austria)

Drama, Event, Genre , trackback

Director: Michael Haneke
Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz
Duration: 107 mins

Michael Haneke gives us his bleak examination of modern Europe through the lens of a wealthy and troubled family.  The Laurents are an upper-class family living in a spacious mansion in Calais. They include an octogenarian patriarch, Georges; his daughter Anne, whom he has put in charge of the family construction business; surgeon son Thomas, who is with his second wife, Anais and their newborn son; and Anne’s dissolute adult son, Pierre. Their lives appear elegant on the surface but they all have their problems and the story is told  through the perspective of a number of different characters.

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