30.09. - 09.10.2021

As Happy As Possible France, Portugal 2019 | 92 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Alain Raoust

ALAIN RAOUST (*1966) had his biggest international success in 2001 with his debut film La Cage, which won several prizes in Locarno. As Happy As Possible is his first film for more than 10 years and in 2019 opened the Cannes section ACID.

rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the village she grew up in for a holiday job. She is the only employee at a rubbish dump in the middle of nowhere and lives in an old building site trailer. Gradually, a few lost souls penetrate the timelessness of the place and Salomé‘s loneliness. A participant from a TV reality show has walked out and is looking for a new format for her life, a depressed cyclist takes a break at the tip. All are united by a common desire: for awakening, change, the need to go crazy.

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Original title: Rêves de jeunesse
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
Screenplay: Alain Raoust, Cécile Vargaftig
Cast: Salomé Richard, Yoann Zimmer, Estelle Meyer, Jacques Bonnaffé, Christine Citti, Aude Briant, Carl Malapa, Iliana Zabeth, Paul Spera, Eberhard Meinzolt, Théo Cholbi
Producer: Tom Dercourt
Director of Photography: Lucie Baudinaud
Music: Dead Combo
Production Design: Caroline Leroy
Editor: Jean de Certeau
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Urban Distribution International
Production: Cinéma Defacto; Terratreme Filmes
Contact: Morgane Delay, Urban Distribution International:


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