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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

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A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Director:

Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Maria von Heland (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Hector
Rosamund Pike ... Clara
Tracy Ann Oberman ... Pathetic Jane
Jean Reno ... Diego Baresco
Veronica Ferres ... Anjali
Barry Atsma ... Michael
Ming Zhao ... Ying Li
Togo Igawa ... Old Monk
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Coreman
Bruce Fontaine Bruce Fontaine ... Malcolm
Chad Willett ... Alan
Bernard Cuffling Bernard Cuffling ... Professor Niedorf
Jakob Davies ... Young Hector
Chris Gauthier ... Roger
Dean Paul Gibson Dean Paul Gibson ... Joyless Husband
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Storyline

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The best part of life is living it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | Canada | UK | South Africa | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

14 August 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hector e a Procura da Felicidade See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,847, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,121,961, 12 December 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film to include Stellan Skarsgård and Jean Reno, the first being Ronin (1998). See more »

Goofs

Hector cooks a meal then leaves an African home. The taxi has two red rear lights. Stopped at the security check point, the left hand side rear light has failed. The false security guards steal the taxi and both rear lights are lit. Again later, both rear lights are lit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hector: [waking suddenly from a nightmare] Clara!
Clara: Hector... Morning, sweetheart. Time to raise and shine.
Hector: [narrating] One upon a time, there was a young psychiatrist called Hector, who had a very satisfactory life. His world was tidy, uncomplicated. And he liked it that way. He took great comfort in its predictable patterns. Patterns his girl friend Clara was happy to maintain.
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Connections

References Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Like HotDog
words & music by MC HotDog
performed by MC HotDog
arranged by Chen-Yue Chang
produced by MC HotDog & Mon Wu
published by True Color Co Ltd. / Rock Music Publishing Co
courtesy of Rock Records Co., Ltd.
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It's theeeee most meaningful movie i have ever seen
18 January 2015 | by uniqueritwickSee all my reviews

This is for the first time I am writing a review for a movie despite the fact that i have been a big time movie buff for 20 years. Reason...I was compelled to step out of my own resignation. Of all the brilliant movies out there, this one, in my humble opinion, has the power to shift something deep inside 'most' people. Most.... but not all,,, for some people are so inured into the vagaries of life that they might lose patience with a somewhat slow pace of the movie. Well, losers....have patience...it will pay. If you are someone who values time....YOUR TIME...ON THIS PLANET...you've gotta watch this. There is no incomprehensible philosophical blabbering in this....just plain and authentic experiential learning of a psychiatrist committed to figuring out the answer of perhaps the oldest question of mankind in a non judgmental objective way. Categorically recommended to everyone with even an ounce of brain.


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