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A woman is preparing a romantic dinner for two for her and her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Georges Loriot (as Loriot)
Nono Zammit
Lucien Frégis
Ican Paillaud
Robert Blome
Laurence Lignières ... La femme

Pierre Étaix ... Le mari (as Pierre Etaix)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean-Claude Carrière ... Le conducteur de la camionnette (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Claude Carrière  (as J.C. Carrière)
Pierre Étaix 
Writing credits
Pierre Étaix  and
Jean-Claude Carrière  (as J.C. Carrière)

Produced by
Paul Claudon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Claude Stieremans 
Cinematography by
Pierre Levent 
Film Editing by
Andrée Werlin 
Eva Zora 
Production Management
André Bureau .... production manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Heureux anniversaire" - France (original title)
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15 min | Taiwan:12 min (Taipei Film Festival)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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The film was acclaimed in France, and abroad: Grand Prix du Festival Oberhausen, and Prix Simone Dubreuilh du Festival de Mannheim (1962); Oscar for Best Short Foreign Film 1963, from the Hollywood Academy, and the British Film Academy; Special Mention at the Interbational Film Week, Wien, 1963.See more »


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Pleasant and enjoyable., 14 July 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Happy Anniversary" is an Oscar-winning short film co-written and co-directed by Jean-Claude Carrière and Pierre Étaix. Additionally, Étaix stars in this one.

The film is about a couple's anniversary. You see the wife trying to create the perfect dinner for them--during which time you see her husband going through a very long and drawn out trip home to celebrate. The problem is that one time after another, little things happen to him--such as him being unable to find parking, getting stuck in traffic as well as accidentally destroying the flowers he bought his wife. All of this is mildly funny--none of it is particularly hilarious. In other words, it's pleasant and quite enjoyable but not much more. Interesting and worth seeing since it is a short film of only about 10 minutes.

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