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A Happy Event (2011)

Un heureux événement (original title)
She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »

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Rémi Bezançon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Bourgoin ... Barbara Dray dite Babs
Pio Marmaï ... Nicolas Malle dit Nico
Josiane Balasko ... Claire - la mère de Barbara
Thierry Frémont Thierry Frémont ... Tony
Gabrielle Lazure ... Édith - la mère de Nicolas
Firmine Richard ... La sage-femme
Anaïs Croze Anaïs Croze ... Daphné
Daphné Bürki Daphné Bürki ... Katia - la soeur de Barbara
Lannick Gautry Lannick Gautry ... Le docteur Camille Rose
Gérard Lubin Gérard Lubin ... Le docteur Jonathan Malle
Nicole Valberg Nicole Valberg ... La gynécologue
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Jean-François Truffard - le prof de philo
Ophélie Koering ... La vendeuse du sex-shop
Amélie Glenn Amélie Glenn ... La vendeuse du Maman à Tous Prix
Patrick Spadrille Patrick Spadrille ... Daniel
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Storyline

She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" Un heureux événement, or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and with no taboos. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Un suceso feliz See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara is a philosophy student. Louise Bourgoin's father was a philosophy teacher that inspired her for the role. See more »

Connections

References Read My Lips (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Something To Believe
Written by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Performed by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
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Great movie
29 January 2013 | by alalkensSee all my reviews

This is one the best movies I've seen since a long time! The synopsis says it, this is the essential stuff happening to everybody in daily life but no great philosopher or whoever seems to be able to understand. This film somehow comforted me and triggered me to deal with the last ten years of my life in quite an amazing manner. In modern society the event of birth is so overwhelming in so many positive and negative ways that small isolated families are severely shaken up by it. Post natal depressions should not be rare and affect both members of the couple. Even though the movie is not always that easy to look at, the images, colors, music and humoristic moments, it is all just perfect. I do not see any reason not to give this one a huge ten. Thanks!


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