Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Happy End
Feature Film, AT/FR/DE 2017, Farbe, 107 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Michael Haneke
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Toby Jones u.a
Camera: Christian Berger
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Guillaume Sciama
Sounddesign: Pascal Chauvin
Production Design: Olivier Radot
Costumes: Catherine Leterrier
Additional Credits: Mischung: Jean-Pierre Laforce
Producers: Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt
Production: WEGA Filmproduktion
Co-production: WEGA Filmproduktion Les Films du Losange (FR) X Filme Creative Pool (DE)


“The world is all around us, and we are there in the middle of it all, blind.” Michael Haneke’s version of a black comedy develops into a snapshot of a middle-class European family: The Laurent’s operate a booming construction company in Calais. But the foundation of their dynasty’s success progressively crumbles and the problems in their private lives also come to a head. Haneke stages the resulting turbulence measuredly, almost ceremonially. Not much left to hope for, but who still believes in happy endings anyway?

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