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Liff 09: Review of 199 Tips To Be Happy (199 recetas para ser feliz)

Year: 2009

Directors: Andrés Waissbluth

Writers: Andrés Waissbluth & Nona Fernández & Cristián Jiménez & Marcelo Leonart

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Review by: projectcyclops

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Andrés Waissbluth's film centers on a group of depressed middle-class intellectuals living in Barcelona. Tomas works in publishing and his wife, Helena, is suffering after the recent death of her little brother Milo, who was swimming on holiday with his girlfriend Sandra when he drowned. After a posthumous postcard arrives from Milo, it throws Helena deeper into her funk, and it's only when Sandra arrives unannounced at their doorstep, that the couple begin to take stock of their lives, and look at what's making them so unhappy. A plethora of European art-house erotica follows, as a love triangle forms between these strange characters.

Jordi is one of Tomas' clients, an author whose book '199 Tips to Be Happy' is due to be published, although his preferred
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