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Happy 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 »


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


"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) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy End. Jede Geschichte braucht ein Ende See more »

Filming Locations:

Cham, Bavaria, Germany


Box Office


€10,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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i didn't like it that much
14 August 2005 | by metalbardSee all my reviews

just saw the movie at the fantasy film fest at cologne and the director and main actor were there. both of them seemed pretty likable but anyway the movie was...... well it was good, considering, that it was the director's debut and probably i kept in mind too much that it's gotta be low budget and whatever. rather strange thing was, that from the beginning it started out kinda creepy but then it turned into some kind of horror comedy or at least contained some funny scenes. that was intended, however. and how the audience did laugh! lucky me, i sat right next to the freak, that would laugh, talk and scream loudly throughout the whole movie. i wanted to kill him several times. kind of crazy movie with a sweet performance by Matthias Scherwenikas

(but bittersweet life was way better ;) )

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