Happy

Synopsis: Florent, a 23 year-old Parisian, meets Alessia, a lost American girl from Texas in the streets of Paris, by random chance. At an important crossroad of their lives - both characters have just graduated from college - Alessia and Florent are torn between the possibilities that lie before them in today's globalised world and the limitations and responsibilities which come with adulthood in the face of global economic turmoil. Florent dreams of America; Alessia dreams of France, her mother's unfulfilled wish. Through their interaction with Marion and Louis, Florent's best friends, Coralie, his ex-girlfriend, and Thomas, a waiter they meet in Normandy, our characters learn about the world they live in. A world that brings them much questioning. A world of their generation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
 
IMDB:
5.2
Year:
2015
100 min
147 Views


(relaxing music)

- [Woman] Um, what do

you think you're doing?

- Ah.

- That's mine.

Okay, okay, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Give it back.

- I'll tell you, you're a very

lucky girl.

- Oh really, why is that?

- For one, I speak English.

Two, I'm not a rapist or a

serial killer.

- Well,

what makes you so sure I'm not a

rapist?

- Oh.

Are you saying you wanna rape

me?

- Would you like it?

- I like to live on the edge,

too.

Okay, I'll tell you what.

I'll give you your camera back

even though you illegally

took pictures of me.

But, then you have to

come for a coffee with me.

- Um, I don't have time for

coffee.

Sorry.

- Well, I'm the one who's sorry

'cause I'm keeping the camera.

- Fine.

(upbeat music)

- Welcome to my home.

- Wow.

Oh my God, this view.

I can't believe you live here.

- Do you wanna a drink?

I'm gonna go get a drink.

- Uh, yeah.

- Yeah.

Hey, there.

- Thanks.

This book is amazing.

- Yeah.

That's my parents.

I mean it belongs to my parents.

Not them.

- Kinda looks like you.

- Right.

- Are they here?

- No.

They're on vacation.

But, they live here.

I mean, I live with them.

- It's beautiful.

(slow music)

- [Man] So?

- [Woman] What?

- [Man] Are you gonna

tell me why you're here?

- You invited me in.

- I meant here as in Paris.

- Are you gonna tell me

why you speak English?

- I went to the American school

in Paris.

- [Woman] Did you ever live in

The States?

- Yes.

- [Woman] But, you came back, of

course.

- No, not of course.

I didn't wanna come back.

- Why not?

Paris is the most beautiful

city in the world.

- [Man] Yeah, that's what

Americans say.

- [Woman] That's what everyone

says.

(crackling)

- [Man] So?

Where are you from?

- [Woman] What?

America.

- [Man] That's vague.

I meant where as in

where are you parents right now?

- I have no idea where my

parents are.

- [Man] What do you mean?

- I mean

they could be in the kitchen

or the living room

or the bedroom.

I mean, they could be dead.

- Where you going?

- Shower.

- End of the hallway.

Oh, hey.

- Hey, can I borrow a

t-shirt and underwear?

I left all my stuff at a cafe

somewhere.

- You what?

Okay, sure.

- What are you reading?

- Um, I'm reading this

really interesting book

called 'War'.

- What's it about?

- Um, right now, I'm reading

this chapter

about fear, you know.

And, about how,

for instance, the snipers, they

have to

perform well under pressure, you

know.

- [Woman] Wow, that

sounds really interesting.

- Yeah.

It is really interesting.

And then, there's this

other chapter about...

So?

Do you have a place to stay for

the night?

You can stay here if you want.

- Thanks.

- You're really hungry, aren't

you?

So, you're gonna have to pick

up your stuff at some point.

- It's fine, I can do that

tomorrow.

- Yeah.

You're not too worried

about things, are you?

(slow music)

Hey.

- Hey.

- You awake?

- Yes.

- What's your name?

- Alessia.

You?

- Florent.

- What?

- Florent.

- Goodnight.

- Goodnight.

- So, are you on vacation?

- Not really.

- What do you mean, not really?

And, are you a student?

- Not anymore.

- What do you do?

- She's a photographer.

- That's not true.

- [Florent] I think you are.

- Did you make money with

photography?

- So, what's there to see today?

- Um, I don't know.

What do you wanna see?

- Maybe you should take her to

Normandie.

- [Florent] That's kinda nice

actually.

- [Alessia] I gotta go.

- Where you going?

Hey, wait.

(laid-back music)

Hey.

Can you wait.

Wait.

Wait, where you going?

Hey.

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Jordan Goldnadel

Jordan Goldnadel (born on 29 June 1989 in Paris (France)) is a French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and editor. more…

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