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Happy End Rated 15

Happy End

Dir. Michael Haneke. France, 2017. 1h 48m. French/subs. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Toby Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Loubna Abidar.

Master auteur Michael Haneke’s biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. A middle-class family in Calais deal with a series of setbacks, paying little attention to the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.

'Happy End is a satirical nightmare of haute-bourgeois European prosperity: as stark, brilliant and unforgiving as a halogen light.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'Haneke brings to this horrific melée his own icy humour and formal clarity: he is the Vermeer of alienation.’ ★★★★★ David Sexton, London Evening Standard