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A Happy Event (2011)
"Un heureux événement" (original title)

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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barbara Dray dite Babs
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Nicolas Malle dit Nico
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Claire - la mère de Barbara
Thierry Frémont ...
Tony
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Édith - la mère de Nicolas
Firmine Richard ...
La sage-femme
Anaïs Croze ...
Daphné
Daphné Bürki ...
Katia - la soeur de Barbara
Lannick Gautry ...
Le docteur Camille Rose
Gérard Lubin ...
Le docteur Jonathan Malle
Nicole Valberg ...
La gynécologue
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
Jean-François Truffard - le prof de philo
Ophélie Koering ...
La vendeuse du sex-shop
Amélie Glenn ...
La vendeuse du Maman à Tous Prix
Patrick Spadrille ...
Daniel
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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" Un heureux événement, or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and with no taboos. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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French visa # 126548 delivered on 9-9-2011. See more »

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References In the Mood for Love (2000) See more »

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Caipirinha
Written by Mike Patton
Performed by 'Peeping Tom'
Courtesy of Ipecac Recordings.
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Great movie
29 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is one the best movies I've seen since a long time! The synopsis says it, this is the essential stuff happening to everybody in daily life but no great philosopher or whoever seems to be able to understand. This film somehow comforted me and triggered me to deal with the last ten years of my life in quite an amazing manner. In modern society the event of birth is so overwhelming in so many positive and negative ways that small isolated families are severely shaken up by it. Post natal depressions should not be rare and affect both members of the couple. Even though the movie is not always that easy to look at, the images, colors, music and humoristic moments, it is all just perfect. I do not see any reason not to give this one a huge ten. Thanks!


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