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Happy Days ()


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  • 1h 19min
  • Drama
  • TV Movie


A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about.

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Rosaleen Linehan ...
Winnie
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Willie

Directed by

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Patricia Rozema

Written by

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Samuel Beckett ... (play)

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Michael Colgan ... producer
Joan Egan Foglia ... executive producer (as Joan Egan)
Alan Moloney ... producer
Joe Mulholland ... executive producer
Susan Mullen ... associate producer
Jim Shortall ... line producer
Rod Stoneman ... executive producer

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André Pienaar ... director of photography (as Andre Pienaar)

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Isobel Stephenson

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Clodagh Conroy

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Gustavo Benitez

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Susan Scott

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Sonia Blanco ... chief hair stylist
Anne Dunne ... key hair stylist
Nuria Machado ... makeup artist

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Jim Duggan ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Murphy ... post-production supervisor
Cathy Pearson ... production manager

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Juan Carlos Eleno ... trainee assistant director
Sandra Garcia ... trainee assistant director
Eduardo Martinon ... second assistant director
Barbara Mulcahy ... first assistant director

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Lajwanti Dodani ... props
Joes Garcia ... construction
Francisco Javier Rebollo ... construction
Lisa Smyth ... assistant art director

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Ken Galvin ... adr recordist
Dave Harris ... boom operator
Paul Lynch ... sound editor
Nikki Moss ... supervising sound editor (as Nicky Moss)
Cathi Weldon ... dialogue editor
Simon J. Willis ... sound recordist (as Simon Willis)

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Garth Inns ... pyrotechnician

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David Casey ... Flame assistant
Ian Jacobs ... Flame artist
Gavin Kelly ... Flame artist
Gert Van Dermeersch ... flame artist

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Riza Aydin ... camera grip / grip
Enrique Benedicto ... assistant grip
Juan Caño Arecha ... gaffer (as Juan Cano)
Richard Donnelly ... focus puller (as Richie Donnelly)
Jorge Morales ... electrician
Patrick Redmond ... still photographer
Luis Santiago ... assistant camera
Federico Staffa ... clapper loader (as Fedrico Stafa)

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Ruben Lima ... wardrobe supervisor

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Laura Brooks ... title designer
James Hickey ... legal
Ruth Hunter ... legal
Valerie Keogh ... assistant: Rosaleen Linehan
Karen McSwiney ... production accountant
Izaskun Montilla ... production assistant
Caitriona Ward ... unit publicist

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Plot Summary

Happy Days is an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's challenging absurdist drama, a play most would deem unfilmable. Faithfully adhering to Beckett's minimalist original, a black parody of love, marriage, and our search for meaning in an unfathomable universe, the piece consists of but two pathetic characters. One, wife Winnie, spends the duration of the drama half-buried in a pile of dirt; in true Beckett fashion, her predicament is never explained. The other character, husband Willie, is almost never seen. Dublin stage and screen veteran Rosaleen Linehan, in the lead, is exceptional as the trapped woman clinging to the empty, arbitrary routines and rituals of life, ever hopeful that 'this is going to be a happy day.' Written by Dog Breath

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Also Known As
  • Beckett: Onnelliset päivät (Finland)
  • Lyckans dar (Sweden)
  • Onnelliset päivät (Finland)
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  • 79 min
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Movie Connections Version of Happy Days (1980). See more »

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