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Happy, Happy (2010)

Sykt lykkelig (original title)
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 »
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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

Get to Leave
Written by Howe Gelb
Published by Amazing Black Sand Music (Bug Music Scandinavia)
From the Album by Howe Gelb, 'Sno Angel Like You'
© 2000 Amazing Black Sand (bmi)
Courtesy thrill jockey records
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Not enough going on and a bit predictable
10 August 2012 | by thedelicatebeatSee all my reviews

I knew after the first 10 minutes that it was going to be pretty much like this for the entirety of the film. Sometimes, that's a good thing. In this case, no. Unless you enjoy uncomfortable domestic situations and people who are insecure and story lines that offer no relief. I'm sorry, but it's not entertaining, for one thing - but it's also not making a grande statement. It's just not pleasurable to watch. I guess, if I would say one thing, I feel bad that very fine actors were involved in this effort, mostly because the script left them nowhere interesting to go. It's definitely not a comedy in the sense that I was hoping for. Maybe Norwegians think this is hilarious? I'm not sure. But as an American who loves mostly foreign films, this one struck me as one to put back in the DVD box before I could make it to one laugh.


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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

Gross USA:

$45,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$620,238
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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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