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Happy End: Every Story Needs an End (2005)

Happy End. (original title)
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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


EUR10,000 (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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Don't watch this alone
24 August 2005 | by bernielaucherbaumSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie on the fantasy film festival in Hamburg. In the first few minutes I thought something like "Damn, seems like a stupid story and a bad leading actor". Anyway, even so the story seems to be quite predictable, some effects resembles strongly to "the ring" and I didn't like the leading actors and his struggling tries to act without seeming to act, I voted 8 out of 10 for this movie. Why? Because the movie really scared the hell out of me. Fast cuts, horrifying pictures and suddenly load alarming horror music kept me pushing myself deeper and deeper in my seat. I surprised myself thinking something like "No, please, don't look under the bed". But guess what, he will look under the bed and even some more scary places. If you are looking for a movie that urges your wanna-be girlfriend to move a little closer to you, I strongly recommend this movie. But beware when your girls frantically grabs your hand, it is not you who ends up freaking out... PS: On the festival there are usually people used to all kind of horrifying "scared the s... out of me" movies, but this one kept the whole audience gasping and holding their breath...

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