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Happiness is in the Field

Happiness is in the Field

A Feature film by Étienne Chatiliez

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 06/12/1995


    Francis thinks he's at death's door but he's wrong. Life still has a few surprises in store for him... In spite of a tax investigation, in spite of Nicole, his wife and the world's number one shrew, in spite of his daughter who despises him, his life is about to become extraordinary and full of happiness.

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    "If you're on a diet, keep away from "Happiness is in the Field". Long live free Quebec ; long live France."
    (Etienne Chatiliez)

    "It's a coarse sort of fairy-tale. The thing I liked was the way in which the four main characters are transformed during the course of the film and that, at the end, we love them all."
    (Florence Quentin - screenwriter)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Adaptation :

    Florence Quentin

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Welt

    Assistant Operators :

    Jérôme Alméras, Nicolas Herdt

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Chevalier

    Editor :

    Anne Lafarge

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sophie Thevenet-Becker

    Music Composer :

    Pascal Andreacchio

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Arnaud Borrel

    Assistant directors :

    Ana Ayesta, Denis Bergonhe, Sandra Dalle, Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, Patricia Eberhard, Sonia Larue

    Screenwriter :

    Florence Quentin

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Umansky, François Groult, Pierre Martens

    Camera operators :

    Jacques Monge, Pascal Gennesseaux

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Véronique Auriol

    Assistant editor :

    Albane Peñaranda

    Production Designer :

    Stéphane Makedonsky

    Costume designer :

    Édith Vesperini

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Tarrière

    Location Manager :

    Gilles Loutfi

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 46 min

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    Dolby Digital

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

    Selection (7)

    Best Supporting Actress : Carmen Maura

    Best Director : Étienne Chatiliez

    Best Film

    Best Actress : Sabine Azéma

    Best Supporting Actor : Eddy Mitchell

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Florence Quentin

    Best Producer : Charles Gassot


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)


    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Eddy Mitchell