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A new poster for Michael Haneke’s Happy End shows a calm, blissful view of the ocean for a not-so-peaceful topic.
The drama tells the story of a family in Calais during the European refugee crisis. The poster, which seems to show an image that would be viewed through a camera (there’s a time stamp at the top and a red recording button at the bottom), may look like a picturesque vista, but those familiar with Haneke’s work know to expect that his story is likely to be a dark one.
Written and directed by Haneke, the film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in competition. The film, starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin and Toby Jones, will be released domestically by Sony Pictures Classics.
Haneke won the Palme d’Or, Cannes’ top prize, for his previous two films, The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2012), and this is the fourth time he and Huppert have worked together. Their previous projects include The Piano Teacher, Time of the Wolf and Amour.
Check out a larger version of the poster below.
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