Michael Haneke's Latest, "Happy End," Lingers In Mystery

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Anything by Michael Haneke is welcome here at "World of Reel." But his latest, entitled "Happy End," has been in a state of secrecy ever since it started shooting earlier this year. What do we know about the latest from the Austrian auteur of "Cache," "Amour" and "Funny Games"?

The official plot has it as "A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop." It stars I, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, more than likely, that family. It also stands a good chance of premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next May. 

Now we have Huppert, who is doing promo for "Elle," giving us a little more insight of what the film will be about, although she is still being vague it does wet our appetites about what will likely be one of the most anticipated movies of 2017.

“It’s a portrait of a family, and everything that implies,It’s a very quick view of a family. There’s no psychology. It’s very factual. Just the facts. It sounds like ‘Code: Unknown,’ but it’s different to that. It’s certainly more like ‘Code: Unknown’ than ‘The Piano Teacher,’ where you follow a single character. The aim is that everyone who sees it will be able to create their own film.”

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