Hector and the Search for Happiness
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Hector and the Search for Happiness

Year:
Duration:
120 min | USA:114 min
Genres:
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Peter Chelsom
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: Germany
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Earnings
Gross: $252,000 (USA) (28 September 2014)
Cast
Actor
Character
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Simon Pegg
Hector
Tracy Ann Oberman
Pathetic Jane
Jean Reno
Diego Baresco
Veronica Ferres
Anjali
Barry Atsma
Michael
Ming Zhao
Ying Li
Togo Igawa
Old Monk
Christopher Plummer
Professor Coreman
Bruce Fontaine
Malcolm
Chad Willett
Alan
Bernard Cuffling
Professor Niedorf
Jakob Davies
Young Hector
Chris Gauthier
Roger
Dean Paul Gibson
Joyless Husband
Michael Adamthwaite
Queen's Guard
Vincent Gale
Clara's Boss
Gabrielle Rose
French Proprietress
Thorsten Wedekind
Stressed German
Eileen Barrett
Joyless Wife
Alexa Damián
Business Class Stewardess #1
Malcolm Boddington
Doorman
Stellan Skarsgård
Edward
Gribunina Marina
Passport Control
Megan White
Business Class Stewardess #2
Ingrid Lin
Little Girl at Airport
Ana Trujic
Economy Class Stewardess
Wang Qiong
Chinese Club Manager
Neil Li
Hotel Receptionist
Aaron Le
Young Monk
Joo Kyeong Lee
Shanghai Airport Ticket Lady
S'Thandiwe Kgoroge
Marie Louise
Christine Le Bronq
Old Lady African Airport
Anthony Oseyemi
Marcel
Dalias Blake
Bartender
Sebelethu Bonkolo
Baruti
Mary Twala
Grim Granny
Sam Medupe
Taxi Driver
Charles Baloyi
Carjacker #1
Senzo Vilakazi
Carjacker #2
Akin Omotoso
African Boss
Walter Chukwu
African Party Band Singer
Abraham's Seed
African Party Band
Tessa Jubber
First Class Passenger
Sivan Raphaely
Stewardess - LA Flight
Gys de Villiers
Pilot
Toni Collette
Agnes
Chantel Herman
Dying Woman on Plane
Hannah Longworth
Daisy
Aiden Longworth
Jack
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Coreman's Assistant
Jordan Schartner
Evil Plane Assassin
Alexandra Doyle
Commuter (uncredited)
Miroslav Karel
Airport Tourist (uncredited)
Raj Lal
Bartender (uncredited)
Marcus Shakesheff
Office Boy (uncredited)
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Trivia
Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike play a couple in this movie. They previously appeared together in The World's End (2013).
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The second of two 2014 films to feature both Toni Collette and Rosamund Pike, although they do not share the same scene here. The first was A Long Way Down (2014).
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Hector has several Tintin books and posters in his office, and his father also refers to him by his childhood nickname of Tintin. Simon Pegg previously appeared in The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
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Goofs
Hector uses computers and more specifically Skype several times to videochat with his girlfriend, yet none of the computers he uses seem to be equipped with the necessary camera or microphone that enables his girlfriend to see and hear him.
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Quotes
Professor Coreman: How many of us I wonder can recall that childhood moment when we experienced happiness as a state of being, that single moment of untarnished joy that moment when everything in our world, inside and out was alright, everything was alright.
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Hector: Happiness is sometimes loving two women at the same time.
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Photos from cast
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