Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig)
Dir. Henrik Ruben Genz
In Theaters 02/05/10 On DVD 07/13/10 Stream available 12/06/11
Robert Hanson (Jakob Cedergren) is a Copenhagen police officer who, following a nervous breakdown, is transferred to a small provincial town to take on the mysteriously vacated Marshall position and subsequently gets mixed up with a married femme fatale. Robert’s big city temperament makes it impossible for him to fit in, or understand the uncivilized, bizarre behavior displayed by the townspeople. Quickly spiraling downward into an intense fable reminiscent of the Coen Brothers’ BLOOD SIMPLE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, TERRIBLY HAPPY displays a unique, often macabre vision of the darkest depths to which people will go to achieve a sense of security and belonging.
Henrik Ruben Genz
Born in 1959, in Denmark Henrik Ruben Genz is a Graduate of the National Film School of Denamrk (1995). He received the Best Film and Script Awards for his graduation film CROSS ROADS at the Film School Festival in Munich. His short fiction film TEIS & NICO (1998), a festival hit worldwide, received the Crystal Bear in Berlin and an Academy Award® nomination. Has directed a number of TV series, including the Emmy-Nominated THE KILLING (2007). Genz' feature film debut, SOMEONE LIKE HODDER (2003), popular at festivals, received awards in Buenos Aires, Chicago, London, and Zlin, among others. CHINAMAN (2005) was a winner at Karlovy Vary and received the Grand Prix and Silver Arrow for Best Actor (Bjarne Henriksen). TERRILY HAPPY is Genz' third feature film.
Robert Hansen Jakob Cedergren Ingerlise Buhl Lene Maria Christensen Jørgen Buhl Kim Bodnia
Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz Written by Henrik Ruben Genz
Dunja Gry Jensen
Erling Jepsen (novel)
Produced by Thomas Gammeltoft Cinematography by Jørgen Johansson Edited by Kasper Leick Sound by Roar Skau Olsen Original Music by Kaare Bjerkø
Audio Commentary with director Henrik Ruben Genz and producer Thomas Gammeltoft.
Behind the Scenes documentary about TERRIBLY HAPPY.
Danish news story about TERRIBLY HAPPY featuring Henrik Ruben Genz and author Erling Jepsen.
Danish TV clip with Genz and Jepsen.
Catalog Number: OSC-017