EN - Martin and Eline are the epitome of a happy couple: they live in a beautiful house with their two gorgeous kids. But when they sign the deeds to purchase a summer residence in Tuscany, their good fortune starts to crumble. The disappearance of their bank manager with large sums of money triggers a series of setbacks that bring the perfect family to their knees. But are these developments down to errors of judgement Martin made? In an attempt to protect his family and himself, Martin gets caught in his own web of lies and cheating. The only way out seems to be a drastic one.

FR - Martin et Eline sont l’exemple parfait du couple heureux. Ils vivent dans une jolie maison avec leurs deux enfants. C’est comme un rêve devenu réalité. Mais lorsqu’ils signent l’acte pour acheter une maison de vacance en Toscane, leur fortune commence à s’effriter. La disparition de leur banquier avec de grosses sommes d’argent entraîne une série de revers qui entraîne la famille parfaite vers le bas. Ou ces revers sont-ils plutôt le résultat d’erreurs de jugement que Martin a faites lors d’une tentative pour assurer son statut ? Afin de protéger sa famille et lui-même, Martin a progressivement été emprisonné dans son propre réseau de mensonges et d’escroqueries. Prendre des décisions radicales semble la seule façon de s’en sortir.

Info

Title Happy Together
Original title Happy Together
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2008

Credits

Cast Ben Van Ostade, Bien De Moor, Ziggy Moens, Clara Cleymans, Chris Lomme, François Beukelaers, Viviane De Muynck,
Photography Gerd Schelfhout SBC
Editing Geoffrey Enthoven
Music Tom Kestens & Pascal Garnier
Other

Based on the idea of Mariano Vanhoof

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 (scope)
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), vtm

Festivals

2010: Europees filmfestival (LKA)

Awards

2009: Gladiator Award Best Actor (Ben Van Ostade (International Film Summerfest)

Films Boutique to represent Enthoven’s upcoming features

Geoffrey Enthoven and Mariano Vanhoof's production hub Fobic Films has closed a deal with Berlin-based Films Boutique. The international sales agent is to represent Enthoven’s two upcoming features Half Way and Winnipeg, both scripted by Pierre De Clercq. Films Boutique also added Geoffrey Enthoven’s back catalogue produced for Fobic Films to its slate – Children of Love,The Only One and Happy Together.

Geoffrey EnthovenFilms Boutique had already handled international sales for Come As You Are, which has been sold to over 42 countries so far. Enthoven’s feature film about three disabled youngsters who, under the guise of a wine tour, embark on a journey to Spain hoping to get laid there, was awarded EFA’s People’s Choice Award last year.

Published on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Eye on Flanders in Les Arcs

All eyes are on Flanders at this year’s European Film Festival in Les Arcs (15-22 December), with the fest organising a Focus on Belgium. No less than eight Flemish features, as well as three shorts are part of the focus. Belgian Cinema from Flanders is also well represented at the Arc 1950 coproduction forum with three projects on the bill. Additionally, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s The Fifth Season is screening in the International Competition in Les Arcs and therefore in the running for a Crystal Arrow.

The Fifth Season by Peter Brosens and Jessica WoodworthFor its fourth edition, the European Film Festival in Les Arcs chose to add a Focus on Belgium to its line-up. Chaired by Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer, who after Cannes’ International Critics’ Week is also artistically leading the Tribeca Film Festival, the selection committee in Les Arcs nominated eight Flemish feature films and three shorts.

Published on Tuesday 18 December 2012

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Short info

Director Geoffrey Enthoven
Producers Mariano Vanhoof
Writers Geoffrey Enthoven, Jacques Boon
Contact

Fobic Films
Mariano Vanhoof
Walstraat 50H
9050 Gentbrugge
Belgium
T +32 9 329 00 52
F +32 9 270 30 69
info@fobicfilms.com
www.fobicfilms.com

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