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Our Happy Lives

Our Happy Lives

A Feature film by Jacques Maillot

Produced by Magouric Productions

Release in France : 01/12/1999

    Synopsis

    Julie comes out of hospital, Ali leaves Morocco to study in France, Emilie and her boyfriend are splitting up, Lucas is trying to find himself, Cécile kills boredom by taking photos, Jean-Paul is a Catholic activist. Six friends, six intersecting lives, each struggling to find their own particular, tenuous path. But not without struggle, pain or the suffering of losing oneself for a while or for good. And not without moments happiness either, the joys of friendship and love, of discovering or rediscovering one another.

    Actors (44)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Magouric Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Co-productions :

    Idéa Productions, TSF

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    About

    If I had an ambition in "Our Happy Lives" it was to pay a personal tribute to a few people I claim to know. I transformed them into fiction heroes to do justice to their beauty, to the humiliations they have gone through, to the laughable battles they have fought, to the hope that buoys them despite everything. These characters answer only to themselves but it is the fragile bonds "we" have managed to create together which give me the arrogance and naivete to consider myself one of them. May others also be able to recognize themselves in them too.

    Jacques Maillot – Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Laurent Bénégui

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Maillot, Éric Véniard

    Sound Recordist :

    Frédéric de Ravignan

    Camera Operator :

    Thomas Bataille

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie Queysanne

    Sound Editor :

    Pascal Ribier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Céline Breuil-Japy

    Music Composer :

    Allie Delfau

    Costume designer :

    Bethsabée Dreyfus

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Rousseau

    Assistant directors :

    Mathieu Pasquale (de), Alexandra Denni, Juliette Maillard

    Director of Photography :

    Luc Pagès

    Assistant Operator :

    Claire Caroff

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Christophe Colson

    Editor :

    Andréa Sedláčková Sirjacq

    Assistant editor :

    Claire Raingeval

    Production Designer :

    Valérie Berman

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Sales Agent :

    Éric Lagesse

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Friendship

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    01/12/1999

    Runtime :

    2 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    91.382

    Visa issue date :

    05/10/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (5)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Delegations