A Happy Divorce

Henning Carlsen, Denmark, 1975

102 min.DK/Feature

A Franco-Danish production, shot in France with a French dialogue and a mostly French star cast, this film went on to be selected for the Cannes 1975 competition program. A dangerous game is played by three friends after the rescue of a would-be suicide. An actor, a doctor, the doctor's wife and a journalist are the protagonists. Their common challenge: how far can you safely go in meddling with destiny?
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Original title En lykkelig skilsmisse
Danish title En lykkelig skilsmisse
Director Henning Carlsen
Screenplay Henning Carlsen, Benny Andersen
Producer Mag Bodard
Director of Photography Henning Kristiansen
Editor Christian Hartkopp, Claire Giniewski
Sound Erik Jensen, Alex Pront
Composer Philippe Sarde
Appearance Jean Rochefort, Bulle Ogier, André Dussollier, Daniel Ceccaldi
Production country Denmark, France
Domestic distribution Dagmar Distribution
Technical info 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 25.04.1975
Cinemas Dagmar, Århus, Aalborg
TV release 07.05.1990, DR
Find more Benny Andersen og Henning Carlsen: "En lykkelig skilsmisse". Borgen 1975 (ukommenteret udgave af manuskriptet på dansk).
Poul Dam: En lykkelig skilsmisse. Levende Billeder 3/1975.
Peter Hirsch: En lykkelig skilsmisse. Kosmorama 126/1975.
Danish rating Children under 16 not admitted
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Production company Parc Film (Paris), Dagmar Filmproduktion, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC), ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Francaise)
Domestic distribution Dagmar Distribution


Direction Henning Carlsen
Assistant director Else Heidary
Assistant director Jean-Claude Sussfeld
Continuity Colette Robin


Script Henning Carlsen
Script Benny Andersen


Production Henning Carlsen
Executive producer Philippe Dussart
Producer Mag Bodard
Unit manager Antoine Gannage
Unit manager Emilienne Pecqueur


Cinematography Henning Kristiansen
Camera assistant Michael Christensen
Key grip Jimmy Leavens


Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Søren Sørensen
Assistant lighting technician Rumle Hammerich


Editing Christian Hartkopp
Editing Claire Giniewski
Assistant editor Antony Meyer
Assistant editor Elisabeth Kapnist


Music Philippe Sarde

Production design

Art director Claude Pignot
Set dresser Louis Girons
Set dresser Gérard Gaultier


Wardrobe Magali Fustier


Makeup Christine Fornelli
Hairdresser Carita


Sound Erik Jensen
Sound Alex Pront
Foley artist André Naudin
Boom operator Søren Lehmann Rasmussen
Boom operator Søren Lehmann Rasmussen

Visual effects

Title design Michel François
Title sequence Michel François


Jean-Baptiste Morin, læge Jean Rochefort
Marguerite, Morins tidligere kone Bulle Ogier
François Winter, journalist André Dussollier
Antoine, skuespiller Daniel Ceccaldi
Sylvie Anne-Lise Gabold
Pierre Etienne Bierry
Jacqueline, klinikdame Bernadette Lafont

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