Scene from the film Happy Too
Scene from the film Happy Too
Scene from the film Happy Too
Scene from the film Happy Too
Scene from the film Happy Too

Happy Too

  • Switzerland
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An undisguised, honest look at the relationships between filmmakers, actors and the characters they create together, at times comical, at times provocative: a film that pushes boundaries. Happy too takes us behind the scenes of the outstanding performances of Happiness is a Warm Gun.

While the first film was about how the passion between Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian could lead to a fatal gunshot, happy too is about another kind of dangerous relationship: the tightrope walk between game and reality.

Happy too is not a "making of" documentary in the conventional sense. Rather, it explores the flip side of the world that is portrayed in Happiness Is a Warm Gun. With the same incorruptible gaze, the same irony and the same courage with which Thomas Imbach staged the political-erotic fantasy of the glamorous couple Kelly/Bastian, he gets to the bottom of another myth here: that of the glamour of film acting.

Happy too shows how the highly explosive dynamics of the Kelly/Bastian relationship increasingly infect the relationship between the two actors Linda Olsansky and Herbert Fritsch. For how is an actor supposed to become absorbed in these characters without falling into the same self-destructive patterns of behavior?


  • Original title
    Happy Too
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Imbach
  • DOP
    Jürg Hassler, Thomas Imbach
  • Editing
    Thomas Imbach, Jürg Hassler
  • Music
    Peter Bräker
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Festival internazionale del film Locarno 2002
    • Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage 2003 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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