A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford
Endgame (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hamm is blind and unable to stand; Clov, his servant, is unable to sit; Nagg and Nell are his father and mother, who are legless and live in dustbins. Together they live in a room with two windows, but there may be nothing at all outside.

Director: Conor McPherson
Stars: Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Jean Anderson
Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An old man listens to a tape of himself as a 39 year old.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: John Hurt
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An old blind beggar and an old cripple in a wheelchair meet on a desolate street corner. The latter proposes that the two form an alliance, but the men are not destined to get along together.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh
Stars: Milo O'Shea, David Kelly
Ohio Impromptu (TV Short 2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A reader tells a sad story to a listener, who only knocks in response.

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Jeremy Irons
Play (2001)
Drama | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliet Stevenson
What Where (2000)
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

There are five survivors in a futuristic library. Bam is their supreme dictator, and has the others interrogated and tortured, believing them to have said where. What Bam means is unclear, but he distrusts all.

Director: Damien O'Donnell
Stars: Sean McGinley, Gary Lewis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Gabrielle has a romantic relationship with the painter Mary. Polly hangs a picture by Mary believing that ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald
Happy Days (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young ... See full summary »

Director: Sekhar Kammula
Stars: Varun Sandesh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Raahul
Happy Days (TV Movie 1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: David Heeley
Stars: Irene Worth, George Voskovec
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny
Come and Go (TV Short 2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: John Crowley
Stars: Paola Dionisotti, Anna Massey, Siân Phillips
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosaleen Linehan ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Happy Days is an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's challenging absurdist drama, a play most would deem unfilmable. Faithfully adhering to Beckett's minimalist original, a black parody of love, marriage, and our search for meaning in an unfathomable universe, the piece consists of but two pathetic characters. One, wife Winnie, spends the duration of the drama half-buried in a pile of dirt; in true Beckett fashion, her predicament is never explained. The other character, husband Willie, is almost never seen. Dublin stage and screen veteran Rosaleen Linehan, in the lead, is exceptional as the trapped woman clinging to the empty, arbitrary routines and rituals of life, ever hopeful that 'this is going to be a happy day.' Written by Dog Breath

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 August 2000 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Beckett: Onnelliset päivät  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Schastlivye dni (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not true to Beckett
10 September 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Patricia Rozema's production of 'Happy Days' is a profoundly disappointing experience. When I heard the play was going to be filmed as part of the 'Beckett on Film' series I was delighted, since the longer plays are seldom performed where I live, and I have great respect for Ms. Rozema's other work. And I am not one of those Beckett afficionados who rails against 'interpretation' of the plays, since everyone involved in any stage production has a hand in interpreting. However, the power of this play is not in the words, but in the silences. In her comments on her approach, she states that she was after as natural an approach as possible, which apparently requires Rosaleen Linehan to get through her dialog as quickly as possible, disregarding the direction 'pause'. Ms. Linehan spent several weeks buried up to her waist, and later her neck, at the top of a volcano in the Canary Islands to make this film. A bit more 'stagey-ness' and theatricality would have made this a little less dull.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Happy Days (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page