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I Am Happiness on Earth (2014)

Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 15 August 2014 (Canada)
Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life,... See full summary »

Director:

Julián Hernández

Writers:

Julián Hernández, Ulises Pérez Mancilla (as Ulises Pérez)
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Credited cast:
Hugo Catalán ... Emiliano
Gabino Rodríguez Gabino Rodríguez ... Andrés
Andrea Portal Andrea Portal ... Sunny
Emilio von Sternerfels Emilio von Sternerfels ... Jazen
Iván Álvarez Iván Álvarez ... Milton
Rocío Reyes Rocío Reyes ... María
Gerardo Del Razo Gerardo Del Razo ... Jonas
Gloria Contreras Gloria Contreras ... Self
Aladino R. Blanca Aladino R. Blanca ... Self
Alan Ramírez Alan Ramírez ... Octavio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Anselmo Sergio Anselmo ... Sergio
Juan Carlos Carrasco Juan Carlos Carrasco ... Cine fotografo
Hugo Espinosa Hugo Espinosa
Diana Lein ... Sandra
Patricia Madrid Patricia Madrid ... Voz
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Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Confused, always alone and in front of a screen, now become a transfigured reality, but at the same time a measurable, controllable and manipulable one, he listens in loop to a song: one of those songs you sing or repeat as a prayer and forcing you to remember, believe and convince yourself. Written by The Open Reel

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Drama

Certificate:

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References Veronika Voss (1982) See more »

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Stunningly shallow tale of introspection....
13 May 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Emiliano (Hugo Catalán) is a film director who lives his life as if it were one of his films and frequently appears unable to discern truth from his rather complicated imagination. He is a good looking man who has sex (and films it) with other young men- sometimes just innocent lads, sometimes professional hustlers - but they all have a certain "look", and are usually just as commitment-phobic as he. At times, it is imaginatively told by way of extremely artistic dance and the constantly moving camerawork does make this quite an interesting film to watch - but only for about half an hour; thereafter it largely descends into a semi-pornographic boy on boy on girl on boy (you get the drift) story leaving everyone as unsatisfied - even the one thread that might have actually involved some element of genuine affection frustrates rather more than it illuminates. I did find the rolling nature of his existence quite resonating on a shallower basis - just when you saw him with one gorgeous man he would find a better looking one, and so he would move on... Perhaps that is the only authenticity in this meandering drama - the grass will always be greener and therein lies one of life's most imponderables; when can you actually ever be content. Emilio von Sternerfels and Alan Ramírez stand out as two of his conquests who turn out to be just a little bit more than his sex toys.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu Sou a Felicidade Deste Mundo See more »

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