Life During Wartime is Todd Solondz’s sequel of sorts to his 1998 film Happiness, returning to the same characters ten years on.

If you are familiar with Solondz’s films then you will expect a certain type of sick and twisted humour and savage attack on Modern America and Life During Wartime does not disappoint.

Although the film is essentially a sequel to Happiness, Solondz takes liberties with the character’s stories and replaces all the actors. The cast is quite incredible with fantastic performances by Allison Janney, Shirley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Ciaran Hinds, Ally Sheedy and an incredible turn by Paul Reubens.

Life During Wartime has just been picked up by IFC Films for a US release and will hopefully find a UK distributor soon too. Check out the trailer embedded below.