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Sykt lykkelig (2010)

Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »

Director:

Anne Sewitsky

Writers:

Mette M. Bølstad (dramaturge), Anne Sewitsky | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Agnes Kittelsen ... Kaja
Joachim Rafaelsen Joachim Rafaelsen ... Eirik
Maibritt Saerens ... Elisabeth
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Sigve
Oskar Hernæs Brandsø Oskar Hernæs Brandsø ... Theodor
Ram Shihab Ebedy Ram Shihab Ebedy ... Noa
Heine Totland Heine Totland ... Kordirigent
Hans Martin Austestad Hans Martin Austestad ... Mann i dress 1
Nils Christian Fossdal Nils Christian Fossdal ... Mann i dress 2
Håkon Rasmussen Håkon Rasmussen ... Mann i dress 3
Mattis Myrland Mattis Myrland ... Mann i dress 4
Oslo Reiselivskor Oslo Reiselivskor ... Kor
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Storyline

Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she isn't particularly attractive anymore. Whatever. That's life. But when the perfect couple moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir; they have also adopted a child - from Ethiopia. These new neighbors open a new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before - even if Kaja tries her very best. Written by Official site

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Taglines:

any reason not to be?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Danish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy, Happy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,125, 18 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,947, 20 November 2011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Maipo Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Norway's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Soundtracks

Careless Love
Traditional
Performed by Hans Martin Austestad (as H. M. Austestad), Nils Christian Fossdal (as N. C. Fossdal), Håkon Rasmussen (as H. Rasmussen) and Mattis Myrland (as M. Myrland)
Arr. Wenche Losnegård
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A movie with several charming moments
12 November 2016 | by peefynSee all my reviews

Sykt Lykkelig is not a bad movie, and even though some places market it as a movie that targets the female demographic, it's really a movie for everyone (though maybe not kids).

There's several charming moments in this movie. The characters are both really nice, with their quirks and their flaws. The master/slave-games the children are playing is a good example of the dark comedy in this movie. And there's plenty of embarrassing moments in this movie, for those who like that sort of humor. And I like that the movie is set in rural Norway.

But the movie never really reaches that high. The charming moments come and go, and the characters do all change throughout the movie, but when it's over, it kind of feels like it was all for nothing.

It's a movie worth watching, but I can't imagine revisiting this movie much.


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