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HAPPINESS ... PROMISED LAND

France 2011, 94 min, French, Hebrew & English subtitles

Carrying only a backpack and a camera, documentary filmmaker Laurent Hasse hikes through France from South to North. His path unplanned, the film is comprised of chance encounters, in which he asks: what is happiness? His random acquaintances try to answer this hard question: a barman, a baker, a few soldiers, a monk, some housewives, and even a man in a Santa suit offer their personal vision. The responses are somtimes surprising, other times less, but in every encounter Hasse creates an intimacy with his subjects; his camera exposes their fascinating lives, revealing something beyond words. Moving patiently between solitude and companionship, Hasse offers a road trip film at a walking pace.

HAPPINESS ... PROMISED LAND website

Director, Script & Cinematography: Laurent Hasse
Production: Stéphane Bubel
Production Company: La Bascule
Editing: Matthieu Augustin
Soundtrack: Xavier Thibault & Jean-marc Schick
Music: Nicolas Repac
Print Source: Stephane Buble - LA BASCULE (productions@labascule.tv)Director CV
  • Sat 5/5 12:45, Cinemateque 4with the filmmaker
  • Sun 6/5 14:00, Cinemateque 3with the filmmaker
Documentary filmmaker for television since 1996.
He's also director for the screening of concerts (live tv-show & DVD edition). "Happiness ... Promise Land" is his 2nd feature length film.

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