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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

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Anne Laurent
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Georges Laurent
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Thomas Laurent
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Eve Laurent
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Pierre Laurent
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Anaïs
Aurélia Petit ...
Nathalie
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Lawrence Bradshaw
Hille Perl ...
La gambiste
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Rachid
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Jamila
Joud Geistlich ...
Selin
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Maître Barin
Dominique Besnehard ...
Marcel, le coiffeur
Bruno Tuchszer ...
Inspecteur chantier 1
Alexandre Carrière ...
Inspecteur chantier 2
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L'agent immobilier
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Le directeur de la banque anglaise
Waël Sersoub ...
Le bagarreur
Marie-Pierre Feringue ...
Le témoin bagarre
Maryline Even ...
Epouse victime
Maëlle Bellec ...
L'amie d'Anaïs
David El Hakim ...
Serveur buvette plage
Frédéric Lampire ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Timothé 'Tim' Buquen ...
Le jeune youtubeur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophie Bourdon ...
Une convive (uncredited)
Jack Claudany ...
Un convive (uncredited)
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Pierre Laurent (uncredited) (voice)
Dounia Sichov ...
Jeune Femme (uncredited)
Jackee Toto ...
Un migrant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Haneke

Written by

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Michael Haneke ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stefan Arndt ... co-producer
Christopher Granier-Deferre ... line producer uk
Michael Katz ... co-producer
Margaret Ménégoz ... producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Christian Berger

Film Editing by

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Monika Willi

Editorial Department

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Jeremie Oukrat ... dailies manager
Jacob Rogers ... Post-Synchronization
Willi Willinger ... colorist

Casting By

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David El Hakim ... (casting by)
Kris Portier de Bellair

Production Design by

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Olivier Radot

Art Direction by

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Anthony Neale

Set Decoration by

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Nathalie Roubaud

Costume Design by

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Catherine Leterrier

Makeup Department

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Frédérique Ney ... makeup artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen ... key makeup artist
Vesna Peborde ... makeup artist
Fabie Roger-Clech ... makeup artist (as Fabie Roger)
Vichika Yorn ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Sylvie Barthet ... production manager
Jean-Charles Berlan ... assistant unit manager
Loris Camacho ... assistant to Michael Haneke
David Edouard ... assistant unit manager
Ferdinand Garceau ... assistant unit manager
Nathalie Hinstin ... assistant production manager
Jacques Simon Hurtevent ... assistant unit manager: UK
Aurélie Mention ... assistant production manager
Antony Renault ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jean-Luc Baillet ... additional assistant director
Aurélien Chevalarias ... third assistant director
Sophie Sengchan ... third assistant director: UK
Nicolas Turek ... additional ad
Isabelle Vossart ... assistant director in charge of locations
Jawahine Zentar ... additional ad

Art Department

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Bertrand Aubert ... set builder
Amandine Blanc ... second assistant art director
Louis Boulenouar ... props buyer
Gilles Chadrand ... carpenter
Mathieu Jurgenson ... digital artist
Chloe Kletsa ... uk buyer
Serge Lafarge ... art painter
Amy Lockwood ... assistant set decorator: uk
Baptiste Magis ... assistant art director
Christophe Offret ... property master
Christophe Pommie ... upholsterer
François Willenz ... digital artist

Sound Department

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Dominique Eyraud ... boom operator
Denise Gerrard ... sound editor
Clément Laforce ... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Laforce ... re-recording mixer
François Lambert ... sound mix technician
Rafael Ridao ... sound reinforcement
Guillaume Sciama ... sound
Fanny Weinzaepflen ... boom operator: post-synchronisation

Special Effects by

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Christophe Courgeau ... lead matte painting artist

Visual Effects by

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Chrystèle Barbarat ... visual effects producer
Lucie Delvaux ... digital compositor
Arnaud Fouquet ... visual effects supervisor
Florian Hirschmann ... digital compositor
Delphine Lasserre ... visual effects producer
Benjamin Lenfant ... visual effects artist
Alexey Moiseev ... digital compositor
Julien Pierret ... digital compositor
Alexis Turbé ... digital compositor
William Untereiner ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Emmanuel Aubry ... key grip
Jakob Ballinger ... gaffer
Charles Brun ... additional focus puller
Charles Carpentier ... electrician
Axel Dumasy ... key rigging grip
Camille Garbarini ... focus puller: additional
Flo Gasser ... assistant camera
Ioan Gavriel ... digital image technician/camera operator: Screens & Phones
Stéphane Germain ... best boy grip
Giacomo Gillino ... additional second assistant camera
Jonathan Givers ... electrician
Gerald Helf ... camera operator
Marcus Klika ... electrician/lightdesk operator
Johan Leclaire-Bottarelli ... first assistant camera b
Mariore Manneville ... electrician
Laura Marret ... grip
Thibault Marsan-Bacheré ... steadicam operator
Manuel Nevosad ... rigging gaffer
Alexandre O'Toole ... electrician
Benoît Pain ... additional camera operator
Marcus Pohlus ... steadicam operator
Pierre Vergnes ... groupman
Ophélie Vervacke ... electrician (as Ophelie Vervacke)
Maxime Ziadi ... additional grip

Casting Department

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Martin Ware ... UK Casting Associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Delphine Capossela ... wardrobe
Céline Collobert ... additional costumer
Elise Cribier-Delande ... assistant costume designer
Camille Janbon ... assistant costume designer
Coralie Sanvoisin ... costumer
Solene Verdon ... set costumer
Elodie Vey-Barchi ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Oliver Bentley-Jones ... location assistant
Amaury Capel ... location assistant
Lex Donovan ... location manager uk
Christine Gaymay ... unit manager
Rodolphe Leroy ... location manager
Samuel Louwagie ... assistant location manager
Valérie Novel ... location manager
Kada Sarah ... assistant location manager
Axel Sorensen ... assistant location manager

Transportation Department

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Gilles Thiefain ... driver actors

Other crew

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Yannis Dubois-Paquelier ... footage researcher & clearance
Géraldine Feraud-Miniconi ... assistant production coordinator
Bianca Folger ... assistant to producer
Andrew Georgiou ... production accountant uk
Fawzia Mahmood ... production assistant
Audrey Mery ... production coordinator
Maggie Perlado ... script supervisor
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Rob Watson ... production manager UK

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Don't believe the title of this Michael Haneke film. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Laiminga pabaiga (Lithuania)
  • Un final feliz (Mexico)
  • Mutlu Son (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Final fericit (Romania)
  • Sof tov (Israel, Hebrew title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget $13,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Fourth collaboration between Michael Haneke and Isabelle Huppert. See more »
Goofs During the beach scene with Thomas and Eve, several passersby in the background are looking at the camera. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Ëlka (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Les Folies d'Espagne See more »

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