Christmas just got a little warmer and fuzzier. Michael Haneke’s newest film, Happy End, will arrive just in time for a holiday family outing, if you’re in NY or LA. Ahead of a release, Sony Classics have now debuted a new trailer. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, and Toby Jones, the film depicts the life of a bourgeois European family.

Happy End is a perplexing title for a movie by Michael Haneke, a filmmaker not exactly known for his irony whose endings have ranged from the death of all the central characters via murder and/or suicide (this has happened on four occasions) to the inception of Nazism,” we said in our review. “Lest anyone should suspect the redoubtable Austrian of growing soft, before the opening credits of Happy End have even finished rolling, a twelve-year-old has already killed her hamster and poisoned her mom, all of which she records and sarcastically comments on with a Snapchat-like app.”

Check out the trailer below.

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


Happy End opens on December 22.

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