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Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ?

Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ?

A Feature film by Coline Serreau

Produced by UGC Images, Éléphant Productions

Release in France : 01/09/1982

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Actors (33)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

UGC Images, Éléphant Productions

French distribution :

UGC Distribution (ex International)

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

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In this film that sends up the foibles of filmmaking, a standard crew of actors, stage-hands, director, writers, producers, and others are gathered for the filming of a 45-second automobile commercial. Each role embodies an archetype (the harried director who has a deadline to meet, the Scrooge production manager who has a budget to meet, and the writers who are above these mundane concerns), and these personalities drive the working actors over the edge until they decide to lock them up and do their own thing -- happiness can be just around the corner if you are in the driver's seat. Hopefully, the actors will be able to bow out before the police catch on to the situation.


Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Raymond Danon

Line producer :

Michèle Dimitri

Director of Photography :

Jean-Noël Ferragut

Assistant Operator :

Bernard Tiphine

Editor :

Jacqueline Meppiel

Assistant editors :

Joëlle Dufour, Sylvie Pontoizeau, Philippe Wampfler

Foley artist :

Jonathan Liebling

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Assistant directors :

James Canal, Élisabeth Parnière

Screenwriter :

Coline Serreau

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Camera Operator :

Jean-Jacques Bouhon

Sound editor :

Catherine Renault

Music Composer :

Jeff Cohen

Costume designer :

Édith Vesperini

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Venice International Film Festival  - 1982

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1982)


Official Competition