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A Happy Event (2011) More at IMDbPro »Un heureux événement (original title)

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A Happy Event -- The unexpected will unfold when a young couple decide to embark on the most exhilarating and harrowing experience of their life - having a baby!

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28 September 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wonderful believable romance, plus baby! See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Louise Bourgoin ... Barbara Dray dite Babs

Pio Marmaï ... Nicolas Malle dit Nico

Josiane Balasko ... Claire - la mère de Barbara
Thierry Frémont ... Tony

Gabrielle Lazure ... 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
Dominique Baeyens ... Mme Tordjmann - la voisine
Michel Nabokoff ... M. Tordjman - le voisin
Aïssatou Diop ... Une femme membre du Club du Lait
Fanny Hanciaux ... Une femme membre du Club du Lait
Mélanie Vaysse ... Une femme membre du Club du Lait
Annick Johnson ... Une femme membre du Club du Lait
Laure Voglaire ... Une femme membre du Club du Lait
Naïma Ostrowski ... L'anésthétiste
David Foenkinos ... Armand - le père de Barbara (photo)
Myriem Akeddiou ... L'infirmière de la maternité (as Myriam Akheddiou)
Eric Larcin ... Roger - le dépanneur du frigo
Marcos Adamantiadis ... Un dépanneur de chez Darty
Erika Sainte ... La présentatrice TV
Bruno Georis ... Le docteur Marcaurel
Lou-Anne Bertrand ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Moïra Halilbasic ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Pascaline Hontens ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Juliette Wery ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Manoé Gilson ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Emma De Craecker ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Victoria Becker ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
Juliette Becker ... Léa - le bébé de Barbara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nell Van Houtte ... Barbara à 4 ans

Directed by
Rémi Bezançon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eliette Abecassis  novel
Rémi Bezançon  writer
Vanessa Portal  writer

Produced by
Eric Altmayer .... producer
Nicolas Altmayer .... producer
Isabelle Grellat .... producer
Genevieve Lemal .... co-producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer: RTBF
 
Original Music by
Sinclair 
 
Cinematography by
Antoine Monod 
 
Film Editing by
Sophie Reine 
 
Casting by
Maya Serrulla 
 
Production Design by
Maamar Ech-Cheikh 
 
Set Decoration by
Florin Dima 
Catherine Werner Schmit 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Laure Lasson 
Christian Schnezler 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
Garance Van Rossum .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patricia Colombat .... post-production supervisor
Pascal Roussel .... production manager
Nora Thomas .... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul-Henri Belin .... first assistant director
Valérie Houdart .... second assistant director
Eve Martin .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Sébastien Autphenne .... assistant property master
Samuel Buisseret .... graphic designer
Crystel Corbanie .... painter
Laurie Crochelet .... scenic artist
Frédéric Delrue .... set decorator assistant
Maurice Grégoire .... propmaker
Sévérine Guilbaud .... second assistant art director
Jean-Marc Liben-Steyns .... scenic artist
Emmanuelle Roy .... assistant art director
Alberto Sebastiani .... head painter
Chantal Talbot .... scenic artist
Nicolas Vrancken .... props
 
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Engels .... sound mixer
Thomas Gastinel .... sound mixer (second unit)
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Kenzo Pelsener .... sound trainee
Samuel Rouillard .... sound assistant
Hubert Teissedre .... adr mixer
Hubert Teissedre .... foley mixer
Antoine Trameçon .... assistant foley recordist
Matthieu Van Dyck .... trainee sound assistant
Olivier Walczak .... supervising sound designer
Sébastien Wera .... dialogue editor
Sébastien Wera .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois .... special effects technician
Clément Wintz .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Brett .... titles designer
Sebastien Dupuis .... digital compositor
Sylvian Fabre .... flame artist
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff
Nathalie Mathé .... matte painter
Alexandre Pluquet .... title designer
Philippe Sonrier .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Gilles Cappelletto .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Achard .... grip
Antoine Bellem .... lighting technician
Justine Bourgade .... first assistant camera
Olivier Cazzitti .... electrician
Julien Chassaignon .... additional grip
Dominique Degand .... rigging grip
Vincent Garat .... groupman
René Haan .... generator operator
Julia Kundler .... electrician
Jérôme Milecan .... additional grip
Guillaume Noël .... best boy grip
William O'Callaghan .... director of photography: second unit
Joachim Philippe .... second assistant camera
Hugo Renard .... grip
Hans Reynaerts .... best boy grip
Gunther Schockaert .... electrician
Juan Sepulchre .... first assistant camera
Stanley Chan Wan Sze .... assistant camera (as Stanley Wan Sze Chan)
Jessie Umut .... additional grip
Laurent Usse .... key grip
Steven Van den Broecke .... grip
Jan Vandenbussche .... lighting technician
Didier Versolatto .... best boy
Colin Wandersman .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Michaël Bier .... casting belgium
Doriane Flamand .... casting assistant
Marie-Noëlle Simon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Severine Fortune .... wardrobe assistant (as Séverine Fortune)
Claire Lacaze .... costume supervisor
Laetitia Wolkowitz .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Maud Dubois .... assistant editor
Thomas Fernandez .... assistant editor
Nassim Gordji Tehrani .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Boban Apostolov .... scoring pro tools engineer
Georgi Hristovski .... score recording engineer
Ronan Maillard .... orchestrator
Laurent Perez .... composer: additional music
F.A.M.E.'S. Project .... orchestra and studio contractor
 
Transportation Department
Julie Marangoni .... driver
 
Other crew
Baptiste Jourdan .... stage manager
Yanet Lafargue .... production assistant
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press attache: France
Dominique Segall .... press attache
 
Thanks
Maxime Delauney .... musical special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un heureux événement" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
107 min
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Trivia:
French visa # 126548 delivered on 9-9-2011.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rape Me (2000)See more »
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful believable romance, plus baby!, 26 May 2012
Author: bdugan-380-186048 from United States

Why has this movie not been made already? Its such a believable, everyday story, and it shows the way life really is. Two people meet, they have a sweet courting period, they're perfect together, they have a baby. And then its like two new people that have to start over with a new set of tough constraints & pressures. But they muddle along and work together, on the baby and on their own lives at the same time.

I thought this was an extremely well conveyed telling of a story that we all know, but that can't be told too often. Every instance of it is unique, but with universal themes.

I enjoyed the drama-less drama of this movie: life itself in its mundane details is so dramatic!

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