Happy End
First screened in September 2017
Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlindin, Toby Jones, Hassam Ghancy, Loubna Abidar, Nabiha Akkari, Franck Andrieux. Screenplay: Michael Haneke.

Twitter Capsule: Haneke's Broken Embraces or Boarding Gate, a palpably half-inspired work, recycling old tropes, stalling a major career.

VOR:   Haneke's eminence and the built-in tie to Amour will give this some lasting value, even benefit of the doubt. It's not without ideas. But what meager praise!

Photo © 2017 Sony Pictures Classics/Les Films du Losange

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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