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Happy End: Every Story Needs an End (2005)
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"Happy End" is about a young writer who moves into an old suburban house because of his writing blockade. He wants to start a new life there. Searching for the right story for his new novel... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Scherwenikas ...
Katharina Schwarz ...
Brunhild Falkenstein ...
Dr. Lidia Grubert
Erwin Leder ...
Katharina Schiedermeier ...
Joana / Ruth
J.E. Rasch ...
Herr Boos
Marta Heselberger ...
Frau Deus
Vroni Kindermann ...
Frau Tender
Wolfgang Stieglitz ...
Christoph Hufenbecher ...
Isabell Mühlbauer ...
Jüngere Arzthelferin
Elisabeth Uschold ...
Ältere Arzthelferin
Brigitte Stelzer ...
Mutter in Wartezimmer
Phillip Stelzer ...
Junge in Wartezimmer
Timo Bullemer ...


"Happy End" is about a young writer who moves into an old suburban house because of his writing blockade. He wants to start a new life there. Searching for the right story for his new novel, he discovers a well secured secret in which his strange neighbors and the preceding tenant are involved. Joana, the little daughter who died in a car accident 7 years ago, seems to play an important role in this mystery. In the end, everything turns out different from what he expected. Written by rueneuf

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Every story needs an end...



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Release Date:

11 June 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Happy End. Jede Geschichte braucht ein Ende  »

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€10,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the scene when Leo finds the goldfish in the shower, you can see the gaffer Jan Köhler standing directly beside Leo - you only have to turn the brightness a bit higher and watch the right side! See more »


References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »


Free the House from Old Stories
Performed by Benjamin Krause and Jens Schmelzle
Musik: B. Krause & J. Schmelzle (C) 2005
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Very nice horror film, even better considering the low budget
19 August 2005 | by (Hamburg,Germany) – See all my reviews

Well, how to start,

I've seen the movie today at the Fantasy Film Festival in Hamburg and thought it was really good. Another nice aspect was that the director of the Film was on site and first off did a little introduction and was doing a Q&A after the Movie.

The storyline starts with an author, who had one successful book, move to another apartment as he needs more inspiration to go on with his work. He chose a flat where once a man and his daughter lived, who both died in a car accident, 7 years ago. He has to clean up the whole apartment, as it wasn't inhabited for the last years and is full of cobwebs, dust and dirt. But some mysterious things happen...

One thing I liked is the tension being loosened, getting the audience/viewer to even laugh, just to shock them the next moment again. If a rating existed for low budget films (the overall costs for the movie were 10000€ (!)) it would be a 10/10. You barely get to see the lack in the budget compared to a Hollywood production. (OK, no top of the line special effects, but this movie gets along well without)

It's my first review on site here, so I hope it helps.

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