Haneke depicts the farcical implosion of an upper middle class French family whose complete lack of empathy reflects the sheer hypocrisy of Neoliberal European Union in the age of social media and massive migration. The question is: Do we care? Is there anything new? Does Happy End break new fingers, pardon, grounds?
A very clever expansion on the universe created with Amour. Haneke continues to disarm us with essential information the moment we look away. The performances are superb and utterly convincing in this tale of wealth, obligation and self interest. Top marks to Trintignant for the best karaoke scene this year! 4 stars