Happy Men


YEAR 2001
PRODUCED BY La Mirada Producciones SL, Film Stock Investment SA, DMVB Films
DIRECTED BY Roberto Santiago
SCREENPLAY BY Roberto Santiago
STARRING Aitana Sánchez Gijón y Sergi López
MUSIC BY Christian Johansen


A man alone. His wife has left him. They have separated and now she wants a divorce, the children, the house, and the car. She wants the lot. The man feels lost, helpless, desperate. He doesn’t know what to do.

This is the protagonist of Happy Men, and his name is Angel.

But then somebody holds out the chance of a miracle. His wife will come back. And he doesn’t have to do a thing. Just give her a flower. A small blue flower. And that would be that: the miracle would take place. And he doesn’t have to give a thing back in return. No strings. Not even money. Nothing. He just has to believe in the miracle.

He has to believe that the miracle will take place, and it will. Anybody in their right mind would think this was lunacy. But the thing is, Angel is not in his right mind. He’s desperate. And so, he decides to believe. He takes the flower, and gives it to Ana, his wife.

It’s funny.

If you think about it, there are times when faith and desperation are in some way intimately bound up.

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