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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hector
... Clara
... Pathetic Jane
... Diego Baresco
... Anjali
... Michael
... Ying Li
... Old Monk
... Professor Coreman
Bruce Fontaine ... Malcolm
... Alan
Bernard Cuffling ... Professor Niedorf
... Young Hector
... Roger
Dean Paul Gibson ... Joyless Husband
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A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

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

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14 August 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Hector e a Procura da Felicidade  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$40,847, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,121,961, 12 December 2014
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The second film to include Stellan Skarsgård and Jean Reno, the first being Ronin (1998). See more »

Goofs

In the night club, Ying Li joins Hector at his table where he wears spectacles. We then see them both walk up a stairway. Hector neither wears nor carries the spectacles. On the final camera shot (looking down the stairs) Hector has his spectacles in his right hand. See more »

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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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References The Adventures of Tintin (2011) See more »

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Hector Imprisoned
written & performed by Paul Rabjohns
published by Ringkeed, Inc (BMI)
courtesy of Paul Rabjohns
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Fanstastic, modern film with fine performances
20 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film. It made me smile throughout and laugh out loud at several points. The performances are excellent, with Simon Pegg in particular turning in his usual high standard of performance as Hector.

I loved the locations, many of the supporting characters, the time-span and the punctuation of the film with Hector's findings about Happiness as his "research" developed. For me, this gave the film a modern feel.

It was beautifully shot. I even enjoyed the ending and the discomfort it induced in some members of the audience.

A masterpiece of a movie. I could watch it again and again and will buy the DVD so I can watch it at Christmas or when I'm ill because it will make me feel better, just like a feel-good movie is meant to. 10/10


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