Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

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

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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.

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  • Simon Pegg

    as Hector
  • Rosamund Pike

    as Clara
  • Toni Collette

    as Agnes
  • Stellan Skarsgård

    as Edward
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Professor Coreman
  • Jean Reno

    as Diego Baresco
  • Barry Atsma

    as Michael
  • Veronica Ferres

    as Anjali
  • Ming Zhao

    as Ying Li
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman

    as Pathetic Jane
  • Chad Willett

    as Alan
  • Togo Igawa

    as Old Monk
  • Mary Twala

    as Grim Granny
Production Deborah Aquila Casting
Camera Kolja Brandt Director of Photography
Art Michael Diner Production Design
Production Veronica Ferres Co-Producer
Editing Claus Wehlisch Editor
Production Klaus Dohle Producer
Writing Peter Chelsom Screenplay
Directing Peter Chelsom Director
Writing Maria von Heland Screenplay
Production Judy Tossell Producer
Production Nina Maag Co-Producer
Production Marc Gabizon Co-Producer
Production Christine Haebler Producer
Production Phil Hunt Producer
Production Compton Ross Producer
Production Judy Lee Casting
Production Tricia Wood Casting
Production Trish Dolman Producer
Production John Albanis Co-Producer
Sound Jesse Zubot Original Music Composer
Sound Dan Mangan Original Music Composer
Production Amelie von Kienlin Co-Producer
Writing Tinker Lindsay Screenplay
Writing François Lelord Novel