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Happy, Happy (2010)

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Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »

Director:

Anne Sewitsky

Writers:

Mette M. Bølstad (dramaturge), Anne Sewitsky | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview:
Agnes Kittelsen ... Kaja
Joachim Rafaelsen Joachim Rafaelsen ... Eirik
Maibritt Saerens ... Elisabeth
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Sigve
Oskar Hernæs Brandsø Oskar Hernæs Brandsø ... Theodor
Ram Shihab Ebedy Ram Shihab Ebedy ... Noa
Heine Totland Heine Totland ... Kordirigent
Hans Martin Austestad Hans Martin Austestad ... Mann i dress 1
Nils Christian Fossdal Nils Christian Fossdal ... Mann i dress 2
Håkon Rasmussen Håkon Rasmussen ... Mann i dress 3
Mattis Myrland Mattis Myrland ... Mann i dress 4
Oslo Reiselivskor Oslo Reiselivskor ... Kor
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Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she isn't particularly attractive anymore. Whatever. That's life. But when the perfect couple moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir; they have also adopted a child - from Ethiopia. These new neighbors open a new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before - even if Kaja tries her very best. Written by Official site

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any reason not to be?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Norway's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Worse than Sickness
Performed by Hans Martin Austestad
Arr. Hans Martin Austestad
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indie soap
1 October 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kaja is an unrelenting cheerful person. She's a teacher. Her husband Eirick is a jerk. For example, he and their son play a silent-treatment game which they know infuriates her. Couple Elisabeth and Sigve move in next door with their adopted African boy Noa. One night, Sigve brings out a box called The Couples Game. Kaja and Eirick have a tough time with the game. Kaja reveals to Sigve that they haven't had sex for a year. Sigve tells her that Elisabeth cheated on him. Sigve and Kaja start a secret affair.

This indie is a little bit slow at times. Kaja is a great character. The actors are all good. There is some relationship fun. Then there is one too many reveal twist with Eirick. Instead of emotional intensity, it becomes a sudsy endeavor. I can do without that final twist. The humor doesn't always work.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Danish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,125, 18 September 2011

Gross USA:

$45,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$620,238
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Maipo Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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