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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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Genres:

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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Trivia

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

Connections

References A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Horse Tears
Written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory (as William Gregory)
Performed by Goldfrapp
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Wonderful believable romance, plus baby!
26 May 2012 | by bdugan-380-186048See 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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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,929,796
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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