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Happy End is a drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the Cannes Film Festival. The film starts with clips secretly filmed with a smartphone by Eve Laurent, a teenager, showing her mother and overlaid with text messages from Eve saying that her mother is selfish and uncaring.
The last clip shows Eve's mother unconscious and Eve admitting that she poisoned her with sedatives. The next scene shows security camera video depicting an accident at a construction site. The site's construction firm is owned by Anne Laurent, Eve's aunt.
They all live together in a large mansion in Calais. We learn that the accident injured one of the construction workers and he will probably not survive Happy End - Various - 20 Spitzenschlager injuries.
Eve comes to live with her father's family while her mother is in the hospital, and begins to have suspicions that her father is having an affair. One day at the beach she overhears Thomas talking on his cellphone to a woman, and she asks him if he still loves Anais. Pierre goes to an apartment building in the banlieue where he is confronted and badly beaten by a young man, who is later identified as the son of the construction worker injured in the accident. Pierre then flees the mansion and hides in an empty apartment, where he is found by Anne.
They have an argument during which she Sand Time - Akron/Family - Sub Verses him why he started drinking, accuses him of not taking his job in the construction firm seriously, and tells him that had he gone to the police after being beaten up, their chances in their legal dispute with the family of the construction worker would be much better.
We later see her and her lawyer talking with the family, offering some money and trying to dissuade them from suing by threatening to press Happy End - Various - 20 Spitzenschlager for the physical assault on Pierre by Happy End - Various - 20 Spitzenschlager worker's son. Pierre is later shown trying to embarrass his mother by calling one of the housemaids a "slave" in front of a large gathering during a party at the mansion. After Eve's mother falls into a coma as a result of the poisoning, which everyone believes was a suicide attempt, Eve is taken in by Thomas, her estranged father.
She hacks into his computer and finds many e-mails and chat messages which show that he has a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with a female musician. Eve tries to commit suicide by taking the rest of the sedatives which she had pocketed.
Thomas is left speechless. A short time later, Eve's mother dies from the poisoning. Georges Laurent, depressed because of his dementia and frailty, had already tried to commit suicide before and is shown late at night driving off in a car which he steers directly into a tree in another suicide attempt. Now using a wheelchair due to bone fractures from the car crash, he asks his longtime hairdresser to help obtain a gun or medication for another suicide attempt, but the hairdresser refuses.
After Eve's own attempt, Thomas asks Georges to talk to her and he asks her why she took the sedatives. When she does not answer, Georges tells her the story of how, when his wife became ill, she suffered so terribly that he finally smothered her and killed her also the story of Haneke's previous film Amour.
Eve now tells him the story of when she was a young child shortly after her father left her mother and she was sent to a youth camp where she was prescribed sedatives. She did not take the medication herself but slipped it to another girl in the camp whom she did not like. When the poisoning was detected Eve was sent home. When Fan Club - The Damned - Damned Damned Damned asks her if she regrets doing it she confirms she did.
At a large Happy End - Various - 20 Spitzenschlager at a beach restaurant in honour of Anne's engagement, Pierre arrives late with several refugees from the Calais Jungle in tow. When he starts presenting them to the party crowd, Anne breaks his finger to make him stop. While this is happening, Georges asks Eve to wheel him outside. Leaving the party unnoticed, he asks her to push him down a slipway into the sea.
They go to the edge of the water where he proceeds to wheel himself into the water up to his neck. As Eve starts recording her grandfather with Happy End - Various - 20 Spitzenschlager smartphone, the last scene of the film seen through the lens of the phone shows Georges almost fully submerged in the water just as Thomas and Anne run after him with Anne casting a shocked look back at Eve.
In DecemberFrench media reported that Michael Haneke would reunite with Amour actors Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant for his newest project Happy Endwith the European migrant crisis potentially forming the backdrop of the film's plot. It was reported that French production company Les Films du Losange had secured distribution deals in a number of countries. S and Latin American distribution rights to the film.
After the film's initial screening at the Cannes Film Festival, some critics acclaimed Happy End while several others "complained that Haneke [ The film steadfastly refuses to coalesce, as thesis, thriller, winking satire on European wealth, despairing family soap opera, or any of the modes it suggests. The website's critical consensus reads, " Happy End is far from Haneke's best work, yet it still succeeds in forcing audiences to confront—and uncomfortably consider—the dark side of human nature.
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