Happy End

The story of a large bourgeois family, in which the visible welfare nobody loves no one. And if something these people have in common with each other, is the desire to commit suicide. A world where love is over and there was a hole. They have everything to be happy, there is only the need. They are no different from many others.

Release Date: 2017-12-22
IMDb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: AT, FR, DE
  • Language: French | English
  • Runtime: 1h:47m
  • Budget: $13,600,000
reviews
Ebba Lantha
10 February 2020 | 04:51

Michael Haneke, the Director, removes heavy, provocative film, causing a storm of emotions and disputes. "The pianist", or"Love" — best my opinion, movie of the Director. Haneke so psychological takes, feel every shot, every scene. He really talented Director.

Drama "happy ending" it was difficult not to watch, because Michael is working again with such wonderful actors as Jean-Louis Trintignant and the incomparable Isabelle Huppert. That touches Huppert, then it is fourth account film, which it removed from a sharp Director.

We see the story of a wealthy French family — a family of bourgeois. They live quite far from the camp of migrants, where people fight and their lives. This time of the migration crisis in the EU. The heroes of this story have all for happiness: they are rich and is friend, but the family is not happy. As if they wealth made them cold they don't feel

This film comes the emptiness, sadness and loneliness. I remember a quote from "the Seagull" by Chekhov that "someone is destined to be born and to live an interesting life (such as times a wealthy family), and anyone (like an emigrant) grey and mediocre". But we all have problems, even of the rich. Have these characters like a lot of things, but not very important — love. Unhappy here and old small (and intellectual respectable grandfather and granddaughter). It is sad. The price of wealth? Or it makes people arrogant, it is the same and empty?!

The film looks in a hypnotic state as any previous film Haneke. Heavy drama and is filmed realistically, it like if we looked at the real window of someone's family history. No sense of falsehood or insincerity, as if we saw the true story.

Actors derive this film on a higher level, and on Isabelle Huppert is always a pleasure to watch. She the master of acting, and will captivate to an audience attention. The Director's favorite Jean-Louis Trintignant plays the elderly character, but it is the most mysterious, he is not clear to the audience. In the end, it was curious leaves a strange emotional experience. In a Director.

This film is solely for those who loves appreciate European cinema. Picture is not that simple and with its pitfalls. It was interesting to evaluate this difficult Haneke film, but treat it, rather, with a neutral position.

"Happy ending" — European drama 2017, clearly giving a hint of tragicomedy. After seeing, feel the emptiness, the film is imbued with philosophy of life and death.

- You can not so to quit.
- As you see, you can.

Bee Atwekk
06 May 2018 | 09:06

Haneke is still the most. This fact — basically what should be drawn from the movie, because, undoubtedly, the name of the Director is the primary character. Change it is not going, euthanasia, animal, interiors, direct quoting of his previous works — Austrian as if he gathered together the scraps of all their records and hung the collage on the wall of his house, by which you can descend and ascend, actively smacking of his own genius.

On the other hand — if present topics in a tape? Here there have more questions. Formed a kind of bipolarity. With one hand, true to himself, the Director has depicted some kind of game, after going through all that he once fell in love with its dark gray love. With other — gather in history formally turned, however, as such is life participating in the tape of this family resembles a deeply contrived pile in which then the only way out. I am sure it was stored in the presentation Director bright picture with the beginning of gathering this history.

The tree has countless branches. George — elderly head, daughter Anna, son of Tom, the grandson of Pierre, granddaughter Eva. All they are mired in their own life problems, and so the problem with each other did they take them out yourself. When it is impossible to call them devastated; at the withering away of domestic idylls, an external mask of nonchalance still firmly fixed on their face. Social institutions have Haneke is not stand place, spinning around its own axis. Fatigue of life expressed in extreme age, in the middle of all the round dances from the same fatigue little tragedies of business and sexual life. What this may be the end of the "happy ending"?

The main finding, popular among experienced irritation from an intelligent sparkle and status, folded in the mosaics, where pretentiousness all the time puts a ridiculous incarnation of the problem of immigrants, and love all other family squabbles more closely resemble the plots of soap operas, is openly hateful attitude towards does have modernized technology. It is true in contrast the rest of the Haneke, filed it obviously satirical mocking tint — social networks and blogs are shown as open heroes productions, only with the purpose to see how ugly they are in this production are located. A mockery of voyeurism and narcissism once again transformirovalsya in the final theme of death. If a person is dead, not can be screen, mobile no of sun and gag-callsigns smiles. Times so roll on the bottom, let's bottom and to remove.

The play of the escapism comes out very forgetful about arrhythmia, which is clearly not enough of the ribbon, choking on each of its stretched tentacles, where just one breath, yeah and mortal, the endowment transferred to the duet of youth and old age. To see the polished deceit that has already passed-in their own existence or you just have to go — have "a happy ending". End hopes for a certain sanctity of the life cycle, which I want to believe irreconcilable. Unfortunately, first, even the most optimistic spring is still ever will be broken. Second, alas, Haneke never lets its audience to dream. And in this case, will smile after.

Amelie Amor
08 June 2018 | 07:44

Mr. researcher shower middle and the highest European class Haneke gave another very good film on his favorite subject. You wonder how he manages not again, although it seems that every next film is almost about the same same people.

At first it seemed surprising that in the official announcements of the picture's called Comedy, it seems to be particularly to laugh, not over what, but after viewing I understand the whole this hidden (and sometimes not very hidden) the irony.

The man in the street would say about heroes Haneke: "With fat rage". Yes, and it. The aphorism "the rich also cry" fits in perfectly with his film world. Where people like and want nothing special, but they are either unhappy, or think that are unhappy, or think that happy, but something is not that. Where nobody love where you want more attention to himself. Where children's ideas about happiness age are replaced by stability and prosperity, but scored from the early years will also scratching the soul.

As always, one of the pillars of his films — cast its a game. Here all the highest level (in the number of course his favorite Isabelle Huppert, where the same without it). But I would like to celebrate the greatest Jean-Louis Trintignant, who in their old age plays a man with multiple sclerosis. And and thinking about who would it helped to leave the world. It like must be awful, but even this breaks the the kind of Comedy Haneke. In overall, very good.

8 from 10

faq
How long is Happy End?
2h 27m
How much did it cost to make Happy End?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $13,600,000.
Who is the director of the movie Happy End?
This tv-show was directed by Michael Haneke.
What is the genre of Happy End?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama.
Who starred in Happy End?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski.
What is Happy End IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.7.
When was Happy End released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-12-22.