Happy End

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Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.

As the tough-minded head of the family business, Isabelle Huppert reprises the brisk bourgeoise she does so well; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the octogenarian patriarch; Mathieu Kassovitz excels as a quietly nasty brother and the compelling young Fantine Harduin plays his opaque 12-year-old daughter, who is a disarming mystery at the core of the piece.

Haneke (Palme D’Or winner with ‘White Ribbon’ and ‘Amour’) delivers an exceedingly clever, thought-provoking and darkly witty reflection on life, death and family relations. (Subtitles)