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Date(s) - 17/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Thriller | Mortality | Europe

Anne Laurent (Isabelle Huppert) has inherited the family construction business and is matriarch in a palatial home in Calais. Her extended family come and go while she celebrates her engagement to English lawyer Lawrence (Toby Jones). Her ageing father Georges (Jean- Louis Trintignant) is suffering from dementia, waited on by the family’s Moroccan servants Rachid (Hassam Ghancy) and Jamila (Nabiha Akkari). The behaviour of her alcoholic son Pierre (Franz Rogowski) threatens to destroy her business. Anne’s brother Thomas (Mathieu Kassovitz) has secrets. Meanwhile, refugees amble the streets of the town. Happy End is a deliciously spikey and spiteful damning of bourgeoisie hypocrisy. In other words, classic Michael Haneke.

Director: Michael Haneke
Screenwriter(s): Michael Haneke
Producer(s): Margaret Ménégoz
Main Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz

Country: France, Germany, Austria
Language: French, English
Colour: Colour

Duration: 107mins

Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50 Concession