EN - A man in his 40s suddenly loses his job and finds himself on the dole. His relationship with his girlfriend, a married woman who can only spend a limited amount of time with him, suffers as a result. At the same time, another relationship is developing, his friendship with a young girl who has problems home.

FR - Un homme dans la quarantaine perd soudainement son travail et se retrouve au chômage. Sa relation avec sa petite amie, une femme mariée qui ne peut passer qu’un temps limité avec lui, en prend un coup. Au même moment, une autre relation se développe, son amitié avec une jeune fille ayant des problèmes à la maison.


Title Time To Be Happy
Original title Tijd Om Gelukkig Te Zijn
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1981


Cast Jan Decleir, Eva Kant, Noëlle Fontaine, Bert André, Alex Willequet, Jan Moonen

Technical specs

Running time film 100’
Release format 35mm


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Last edited on 25 October 2013

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Director Frans Buyens
Producers Frans Buyens
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