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Happy End (2017)

R | | Drama | 22 December 2017 (USA)
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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anne Laurent
... Georges Laurent
... Thomas Laurent
... Eve Laurent
... Pierre Laurent
... Anaïs
Aurélia Petit ... Nathalie
... Lawrence Bradshaw
Hille Perl ... La gambiste
... Rachid
... Jamila
Joud Geistlich ... Selin
... Maître Barin
Dominique Besnehard ... Marcel, le coiffeur
Bruno Tuchszer ... Inspecteur chantier 1
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Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the heart of the infamous migrant jungle, with his twice-married son, Thomas, and Anne, his workaholic daughter who has taken over the family construction business. Divorced and frigid, Anne has to handle the impact of a disastrous workplace accident caused by her disappointing son Pierre's negligence, while at the same time, the urgent hospitalisation of Thomas' ex-wife from a mysterious poisoning, leads his sulky 13-year-old daughter, Ève, to live with her father and his new wife, Anais. Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and as the fates of the Laurents enmesh with insistent and ignoble desires, a peculiar and disturbing alliance will form. But in the end, some secrets are bigger than others. Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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$13,600,000 (estimated)

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$301,718, 22 March 2018
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The movie reunites Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant with director Michael Haneke after Amour (2012). See more »

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During the beach scene with Thomas and Eve, several passersby in the background are looking at the camera. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Ëlka (2017) See more »

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Les Folies d'Espagne
Performed by Hille Perl
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The Karaoke scene to end all karaoke scenes
13 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Haneke braves the new world, the modern world. He braves criticism at our youth's cell phone culture and our need for an audience. Haneke braves comedic elements, making us laugh to show how ridiculous our behavior has become in this past century. Haneke steps out of his comfort zone with this film. Does he succeed? Meh.


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