Sony Pictures Classics is proud to announce the release of HAPPY END, the latest film by Michael Haneke, Oscar® winning director of Amour, Caché, and The White Ribbon, which world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. HAPPY END is scheduled to open on Friday, December 22 in New York (Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles followed by a national roll out.

“All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.”
A snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.

HAPPY END marks the fourth time that Oscar® nominated actress Isabelle Huppert has worked with Mr. Haneke following The Piano Teacher, Time of the Wolf and Amour. The film re-teams Jean-Louis Trintignant with Mr. Haneke for the second time since Amour. The beloved French actor has performed in over 100 films, including Costa-Gavras' Z, Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman, Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, François Truffaut's Confidentially Yours, André Téchiné's Rendez-vous, and Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors: Red.  Mathieu Kassovitz’ acting screen credits include Amélie, Munich and The Firth Element. As a filmmaker he is best known for his directorial debut, La Haine, in which he stars opposite Vincent Cassel.

HAPPY END’s director of photography is frequent Michael Haneke collaborator Christian Berger whose work on The White Ribbon earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Cinematography as well as the Best Cinematography Awards from the National Society of Film Critics, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle. He also worked on Caché, The Piano Teacher, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, and Benny’s Video.

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