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Le bonheur des autres (2011)

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The happiness of a young man's 29th birthday celebration is off-set by a pair of shock revelations.
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Michel Barrette ... Jean-Pierre
Louise Portal ... Louise
Marc-André Grondin ... Sylvain
Julie LeBreton ... Évelyne (as Julie Le Breton)
Germain Houde ... Raymond
Eve Duranceau ... Marion
Stéphane Breton ... Yves
Isabelle Vincent ... Brigitte
Normand Daneau ... Benoît
Laurence Dauphinais ... Annie
Claude Despins ... Médecin
Bruno Lachapelle Bruno Lachapelle ... Steve le Maso
Martin Thibaudeau ... Masseur
Patrick Baby Patrick Baby ... Médecin insémination
Xavier Desrochers ... Petit Sylvain
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The happiness of a young man's 29th birthday celebration is off-set by a pair of shock revelations.

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Comedy | Romance

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Modern family drama that works
13 November 2014 | by christian94See all my reviews

Wonderful acting and directing with an underlying powerful script makes this tale as true as life can be. Making many story and visual parallels, this psychological exploration of couples and family captivates and ring true. Many magnificent scenes questions us, our lives, our choices, our intentions and priorities, our honesty and self-deception, our sexuality, our skewed view. We see couple and marriage failure and frailties. Human desires and dissonance. We understand the process of aging, of longing and hoping, of fearing and fleeing, of fighting and losing.

Not an easy film because it asks the though questions and goes deeper were it may hurt, but a necessary and nuanced analysis of our reconstructed, deconstructed and often dysfunctional families. Can we wish happiness to others when we have a hard time with our own? We should, but how...


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happiness of Others See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Christal Films See more »
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