THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS

LE BONHEUR DES AUTRES

By Jean-Philippe PEARSON

WAZABI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2011

Twenty years ago, Jean-Pierre left home, forcing Louise to raise the kids alone.Over the years Jean-Pierre was an absent father, but after reconnecting he thought that time might have healed all wounds. However, he discovers that nothing has been forgotten, much less forgiven.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Philippe PEARSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Philippe PEARSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian LAROUCHE (Christal Films Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Twenty years ago, Jean-Pierre left home, forcing Louise to raise the kids alone. Marion and Sylvain were 10 and 8. Over the years Jean-Pierre was an absent father, but after reconnecting he thought that time might have healed all wounds.
      At a dinner on Sylvain’s 29th birthday, Jean-Pierre announces to his children and ex-wife that he has met a 30-year-old woman, who’s expecting his child. He quickly discovers that nothing has been forgotten, much less forgiven.
      Louise, facing the emptiness of her own life, sees a great injustice. Sylvain realizes he is the only one who will mourn a missed father-son relationship. And Marion, who has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for the last two years, is outraged by the shocking announcement.
      Jean-Pierre’s happiness is an insult to his first family’s pain, and they blame him for it. It’s a happiness that turns out to be precarious, when his girlfriend, Évelyne, starts to wonder if she really wants to start a family with an older man. Caught in a tangle of emotions, responsibilities and human frailty, they will discover that to be happy, you need to learn to find joy in the happiness of others.