ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A YOUNG PSYCHIATRIST CALLED HECTOR WHO WAS NOT VERY SATISFIED WITH HIMSELF… because he could see perfectly well that he couldn’t make people happy. And so he decided to take a trip around the world, and everywhere he went he would try to understand what made people happy or unhappy. That way, he told himself, if there was a secret to happiness, he’d be sure to find it.
Hector’s journey soon turns into a sparkling adventure which takes him to China, Africa and California where he encounters monks, rich bankers, doctors, drug lords, happiness professors and the most beautiful girl in the world.
At the end of it all, his notebook is full. He has learned 23 happiness lessons and understood the secret of his own happiness. But will his girlfriend Clara still be waiting for him?
International Franchise, based on the bestselling novels by François Lelord.
Director: Peter Chelsom (Funny Bones, Hannah Montana)
Executive Producer: Jens Meurer
Producer(s): Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Christian Angermayer
Produced by: Judy Tossell, Klaus Dohle, Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman
Financing From: Wild Bunch Germany, Entertainment One, Telefilm Canada, Head Gear, Brandenburg Media Fund
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
Nominated | Best Motion Picture – Christine Haebler, Trish Dolman, John Albanis (Producers)
Nominated | Best Musical Score – Dan Mangan, Jesse Zubot
Nominated | Best Production Design – Michael Diner, James Wilcock
Nominated | Best Make-Up – Monica Huppert
Nominated | Best Hairstyling – Anne Carroll
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