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Director:
Writers:
Ragnhild Tronvoll (screenplay)
Mette M. Bølstad (dramaturge)
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Release Date:
16 September 2011 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
any reason not to be?
Plot:
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(27 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Agnes Kittelsen ... Kaja
Joachim Rafaelsen ... Eirik
Maibritt Saerens ... Elisabeth

Henrik Rafaelsen ... Sigve
Oskar Hernæs Brandsø ... Theodor
Ram Shihab Ebedy ... Noa
Heine Totland ... Dirigenten
Hans Martin Austestad ... Mann i dress 1
Nils Christian Fossdal ... Mann i dress 2
Håkon Rasmussen ... Mann i dress 3
Mattis Myrland ... Mann i dress 4
Oslo Reiselivskor ... Kor

Directed by
Anne Sewitsky 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mette M. Bølstad  dramaturge
Ragnhild Tronvoll  screenplay

Produced by
Synnøve Hørsdal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stein Berge Svendsen (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Anna Myking 
 
Film Editing by
Christoffer Heie 
 
Casting by
Celine Engebrigtsen 
Mia Jensen 
Anders Nygaard 
 
Production Design by
Camilla Lindbråten 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Dæhli Ystehede 
 
Makeup Department
Therese Gaarde .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nina B. Andersson .... post-production manager
Kristin Emblem .... production manager
Åshild Ariane Ramborg .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Binne Thoresen .... first assistant director
Levi Gawrock Trøite .... second assistant director
Sebastian Vatle Ugulen .... assistant director (as Sebastian Ugulen)
Jon Are Uhnger .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Christine Bozenski .... props
Tord Moberg .... carpenter
Philip Hallre Sivertsen .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Rune Baggerud .... foley recordist
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Gunn Tove Grønsberg .... sound designer
Gunn Tove Grønsberg .... supervising sound editor
Ketil Ronold .... boom operator: second unit
Espen Rønning .... dialogue editor
Espen Rønning .... sound effects editor
Morten Solum .... production sound mixer
Gisle Tveito .... sound re-recording mixer
Fanny Wadman .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Kjetil Haugen .... online editor
 
Stunts
Otto Tangstad .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erling M. Andresen .... grip (as Erling Andresen)
Henriette Berg-Thomassen .... still photographer
Andreas Grimsø .... dit wrangler
Olav Haddeland .... gaffer
Roger Haugen .... assistant camera: second unit
Odd Haugsnes .... first assistant camera
Karsten Heidar .... electrician
Mathis Ståle Mathisen .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Marthe Feiring .... extras casting
Yngvill Kolset Haga .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oddfrid Ropstad .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Raymond Gangstad .... digital conform
Svein Olav Sandem .... assistant editor
Espen Skjørdal .... post-production coordinator
Camilla Holst Vea .... colorist
 
Other crew
Madeleine Fant .... script supervisor
Stein Ove Horten .... location scout
Ann-Kristin Lian .... production secretary
Tove A. Mar .... production accountant (as Tove Mar)
Siw Skjervold .... unit publicist
Maja Storbekken .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sykt lykkelig" - Norway (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content including brief graphic nudity
Runtime:
USA:85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Norway's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.See more »
Soundtrack:
So Glad I Got Good ReligionSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Happy Together, 24 May 2012
Author: valis1949 from United States

HAPPY,HAPPY (dir. Anne Sewitsky) The film is an off-beat examination of two failing marriages in a very isolated, wintry, and picturesque area of Norway. An urban professional couple have fled the city with their adopted African son, and they are trying to reestablish their marriage after the wife's infidelity. Their new neighbors are another couple with a young boy, and the husband is a repressed homosexual, and his wife is in denial. This leads to an illicit sexual affair, and the the film documents the couples' dramatic realignment. Several times during the film a 'Greek Chorus' of singers interrupt the drama with Country- Western inflected Negro Spirituals, and both genres are singularly American, and this made me wonder about the director's attitude towards Americans. Is the director asking Norwegian audiences to view the universal problem of sexual infidelity through American eyes? The songs seemed to be selected to suggest 'lost love' or 'longing' which reinforce a major theme of the film, and reminded me of Lindsay Anderson's surrealistic film, O LUCKY MAN, in which Alan Price's combo provided random musical commentary. Another strange or unusual aspect in the film is the treatment of 'Race'. The African child is asked to play a slave by the other young boy. This is rather inexplicable, yet it might be an attempt to demonstrate the child's confusion over his father's sexual identity. This is a thought provoking and strikingly original film, and I highly recommend it.

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