Movie 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

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Sometimes to find yourself you need to get a little lost.

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück
  • a.k.a. Hector's Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück

Der Londoner Psychiater Hector ist vielleicht ein bisschen exzentrisch, aber im Grunde einfach liebenswert. Nur ein Problem wird er einfach nicht los, dabei gibt er sich wirklich die größte Mühe: Seine Patienten werden einfach nicht glücklich. Eines Tages, von kindlicher Neugier gepackt, nimmt Hector all seinen Mut zusammen und beschließt, London, seine Praxis und seinen Alltag hinter sich zu lassen, um sich nur noch dieser einen Frage zu widmen: Gibt es das wahre Glück? Und das auch für ihn? So begibt er sich schließlich auf eine weite, gefährliche, aber vor allem auch sehr lustige und emotionale Reise um den ganzen Erdball.

France French (Français)

Hector et la recherche du bonheur

Quand il réalise que ses patients sont heureux, Hector, un psychanalyste londonien entre en crise... Il se met alors à la recherche du bonheur en parcourant le globe.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Hector e la ricerca della felicità

Hector è un eccentrico ma irresistibile psichiatra di Londra, in crisi perché non riesce a capire i motivi dell'infelicità dei suoi pazienti. Un giorno, armandosi di coraggio e con una curiosità quasi infantile, Hector decide di partire in giro per il mondo per scoprire se la felicità esista ancora e quale sia il suo segreto. Ha inizio in questo modo un viaggio che, tra incontri e avventure, aiuterà Hector a ritrovare prima di tutto se stesso.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
happiness
pursuit
search
travel
travelling person
trip
Genres
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Languages
English
German (Deutsch)
French (Français)
Production Countries
flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
flag of South Africa South Africa
flag of Germany Germany
flag of Canada Canada
Production Companies
France Wild Bunch
Germany Erfttal Film
United Kingdom Head Gear Films
United Kingdom Metrol Technology
Germany Construction Film
Screen Siren Pictures
South Africa Film Afrika Worldwide
Germany Egoli Tossell Film
Release Dates
Germany Theatrical 12
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
United States of America Theatrical R
Canada Theatrical
Australia Theatrical M
France Physical
Ratings
TMDb 68% · 561 (more information on website)
IMDb 70% · 44,341 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 37% (more information on website)
metacritic 29% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
HectorSimon Pegg
ClaraRosamund Pike
AgnesToni Collette
EdwardStellan Skarsgård
Professor CoremanChristopher Plummer
Diego BarescoJean Reno
MichaelBarry Atsma
AnjaliVeronica Ferres
Ying LiMing Zhao
Pathetic JaneTracy-Ann Oberman
AlanChad Willett
Old MonkTogo Igawa
Grim GrannyMary Twala
Professor NiedorfBernard Cuffling
Young HectorJakob Davies
RogerChris Gauthier
Joyless HusbandDean Paul Gibson
Joyless WifeEileen Barrett
Queen's GuardMichael Adamthwaite
Clara's BossVincent Gale
French ProprietressGabrielle Rose
Stressed GermanThorsten Wedekind
Business Class StewardessAlexa Damián
DoormanMalcolm Boddington
Passport ControlGribunina Marina
Economy Class StewardessAna Trujic
Young MonkAaron Le
Marie LouiseS'Thandiwe Kgoroge
MarcelAnthony Oseyemi
BarutiSebelethu Bonkolo
DaisyHannah Longworth
JackAiden Longworth
Evil Plane AssassinJordan Schartner

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionEmilia Roux
Fabienne van de Koolwijk
Jo Mooney
Laurel Bergman
Assistant Art DirectorAriane Haase
Kate McColgan
Shannon Courte
Assistant Property MasterRenata Zaleska
Assistant Set DecorationJoy Munt
Construction CoordinatorJohn Beatty
Construction ManagerRaphaele Reineke
Graphic DesignerKate Hilson
LeadmanJason McConnell
Jason McConnell
Production DesignMichael Diner
Property MasterMaggie Wilson
Set DecorationJames Willcock
CameraDirector of PhotographyKolja Brandt
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignGuy Speranza
Key Hair StylistAnne Carroll
Key Makeup ArtistMonica Huppert
Makeup & HairNadine Scherer
CrewArmorerOlly Steele
Post Production SupervisorDominik Bollen
Special Effects CoordinatorAlex Burdett
Stunt CoordinatorScott J. Ateah
Stunt DoubleDan Hirst
DirectingDirectorPeter Chelsom
First Assistant DirectorPaul Barry
Second Assistant DirectorPhilip Nee Nee
Third Assistant DirectorPaula Antil
EditingEditorClaus Wehlisch
ProductionCastingDeborah Aquila
Judy Lee
Tricia Wood
Co-ProducerAmelie von Kienlin
John Albanis
Marc Gabizon
Nina Maag
Veronica Ferres
ProducerChristine Haebler
Compton Ross
Judy Tossell
Klaus Dohle
Phil Hunt
Trish Dolman
Production ManagerJim O'Grady
SoundADR RecordistRiza Aydin
Boom OperatorDash Mason-Malik
Simon Bright
Dialogue EditorAdrian Baumeister
Foley ArtistCarsten Richter
Foley EditorSebastian Morsch
Foley MixerMarcus Sujata
Original Music ComposerDan Mangan
Jesse Zubot
Sound DesignerMarkus Stemler
Sound EditorColette D. Dahanne
Sound Re-Recording MixerMartin Steyer
Sound RecordistJesse Ehredt
Tim Limer
Visual EffectsVisual Effects CoordinatorMaren Dolzmann
Visual Effects SupervisorStefan Kessner