IMDb > Happy, Happy (2010)
Sykt lykkelig
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Happy, Happy (2010) More at IMDbPro »Sykt lykkelig (original title)

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos
Happy, Happy -- When "the perfect couple" moves in next door, an eternal optimist struggles to keep her emotions in check.


User Rating:
6.5/10   2,434 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 9% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Ragnhild Tronvoll (screenplay)
Mette M. Bølstad (dramaturge)
View company contact information for Happy, Happy on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
16 September 2011 (USA) See more »
any reason not to be?
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
(27 articles)
Happy, Happy Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 5 October 2012, 7:00 AM, PDT)

Happy, Happy
 (From JustPressPlay. 30 January 2012, 11:45 AM, PST)

Vote on the Euro Film Awards (Plus: Oscar Submits)
 (From FilmExperience. 1 September 2011, 9:14 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Happy Together See more (9 total) »


  (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
Anne Sewitsky 
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
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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sykt lykkelig" - Norway (original title)
See more »
Rated R for sexual content including brief graphic nudity
USA:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

Norway's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.See more »
IntroSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 9 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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Happy, Happy (2010)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Brilliant movie amtoft-2
Why choir/music in English? chuck-526
Terrible sub-plot olligf
Disconnect Spoilers! speedo58
Kaja's body miscast? chuck-526
Languages besides Norwegian/German/Engl ish? chuck-526
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Together Sunshine Edvard Munch Maurice The Savages
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Norway section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.