DE GELUKKIGE HUISVROUW

THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE

By Paula VAN DER OEST

ZOOPICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Development 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paula VAN DER OEST
    • Writer(s)
    • Paula VAN DER OEST
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqueline DE GOEIJ (De Luwte Development)
    • Synopsis
    • Meet Lea, an irreproachable thirty-something who thinks emancipation is a dirty word and that God should have created women out of plastic. Lea has everything her heart desires. She doesn’t need to work, has more money than she can spend and lives in a luxurious villa with her husband, Harry, whom she loves to pieces. In short Lea is a happy housewife.
      Harry is her hardworking husband and Harry wants a child. After a difficult childbirth, Lea falls apart. While everyone else is on cloud nine about Harry Jr, Lea simply doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do with the baby. Unable to bond with her child, she is no longer a happy housewife.
      Lost without her usual comforts, Lea plunges into her past with the help of Beau van Kooten, the hottest psychiatrist around. According to Beau’s pamphlet on grieving, Lea must undergo the four phases of mourning. And so she does, Lea throws herself completely into the grieving process.
    • Partners & financing
    • Rotterdam Filmfund &
      Dutch Broadcaster
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2007
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