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Un heureux événement (2011)

Un heureux événement is a movie starring Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmaï, and Josiane Balasko. 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barbara Dray dite Babs
... Nicolas Malle dit Nico
... Claire - la mère de Barbara
... Tony
... Édith - la mère de Nicolas
... La sage-femme
Anaïs Croze ... Daphné
Daphné Bürki ... Katia - la soeur de Barbara
Lannick Gautry ... Le docteur Camille Rose
Gérard Lubin ... Le docteur Jonathan Malle
Nicole Valberg ... La gynécologue
... Jean-François Truffard - le prof de philo
... La vendeuse du sex-shop
Amélie Glenn ... La vendeuse du Maman à Tous Prix
Patrick Spadrille ... Daniel
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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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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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28 September 2011 (France)  »

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Un suceso feliz  »

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Louise Bourgoin was not pregnant. She wore belly prostheses to simulate pregnancy in this movie. See more »

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References La Grande Illusion (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Caipirinha
Written by Mike Patton
Performed by Peeping Tom
Courtesy of Ipecac Recordings.
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Wonderful believable romance, plus baby!
26 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Why has this movie not been made already? Its such a believable, everyday story, and it shows the way life really is. Two people meet, they have a sweet courting period, they're perfect together, they have a baby. And then its like two new people that have to start over with a new set of tough constraints & pressures. But they muddle along and work together, on the baby and on their own lives at the same time.

I thought this was an extremely well conveyed telling of a story that we all know, but that can't be told too often. Every instance of it is unique, but with universal themes.

I enjoyed the drama-less drama of this movie: life itself in its mundane details is so dramatic!


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