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

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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  (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
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
Eric Verheyden .... props
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
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
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
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
Nancy Brasseur .... production accountant
Baptiste Jourdan .... stage manager
Yanet Lafargue .... production assistant
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press attache: France
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Maxime Delauney .... musical special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un heureux événement" - France (original title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Louise Bourgoin was not pregnant. She wore belly prostheses to simulate pregnancy in this movie.See more »
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 29 January 2013
Author: Anton L

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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