The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Enrico Giusti works for a big corporation: he tries his best to save dying companies.
In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez fells envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.
Martino's sister, Caterina, can't work anymore for health reasons and he replaces her as cleaner for dr. Guglielmo Gioia, a mental coach. While the doctor leaves, Martino pretends to be his assistant.
The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment.
The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave behind the house starts to fill up more and more.
Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket.
The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
When Min-soo's birthday comes, he visits Hui-ja’s house with a feeling of uneasiness. Gladly welcomed by her family, he stares fixedly at the prepared memorial table in the living room. The table was for her son, Jin-woo, who died 8 years ago saving Min-soo's life when he tried to kill himself. Hui-ja greets Min-soo with warmth thinking about her dead son, but he regards everything as a discomfort and a pain. Is it possible to keep each Min-soo and Hui-ja's happiness?
Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.
Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.
In 1986, Louis Malle, himself a transplant to the United States, set out to investigate the ever-widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers (from teachers to astronauts to doctors) in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation.
When stricken with a terminal disease, Young-su leaves his careless high life in the city, live-in girlfriend and dwindling business. He retreats to a sanatorium in the countryside in order to treat his illness, where he meets a young woman who is a resident patient there. Soon they develop feelings for each other and leave the sanatorium together to live in a small but cozy farm house. Their health improves dramatically but when Young-su’s friends from the city come for a visit, he starts to wonder if he should abandon mundane rural village and return to his former lifestyle.
Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler of fragments of life, a radio announcer, an old uncle, alternate seats on its bearing, each in its own way, a trace of his brother loved. Stubborn not to go over and get lost in an endless race, Sergio is overwhelmed by memories and the music produced in pairs with Alfredo, which in Buddhism and in its foundations had found the strength to cope with the disease. Those notes that he believed buried and laid to always return overbearing and demanding a soundboard that resonate and express his being sound. Putting his hand on the piano, Sergio Alfredo feel again, giving the past with the present and realizing itself in the feeling.
True love is not about perfection, it is hidden in flaws. The movie 'Mutluluk Zamani' (Time of Happiness) tells the story of Mert (Baris Arduc) who creates his 'perfect' life without facing his past and Ada (Elcin Sangu) who builds her own way of life based on all of her past experiences.
History of a nine-year boy, a victim of sexual violence.
Little Stabs at Happiness is a collection of segments Jacobs shot from the period of 1959-1963. By looking at this colorized film it will be shown that Jacobs had some odd themes associated with this film. (MUBI)
Happiness was a British sitcom broadcast on BBC2 with dramatic, melancholy overtones written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings with Whitehouse in the lead role. There have been two series thus far, the first running in 2001 and the second in 2003. Whitehouse has stated that there will probably not be a third.
Your perfect match can be found in the most unexpected places. Tian Xiao Ni (Tong Yao) is a top fashion designer who is at the peak of her career thanks to her meticulous personality and razor-sharp focus on what she wants out of life. She has lived by the motto of “Perfect Self + Perfect Other Half = Happy Life.” But because of her impossible-to-meet “18 Standards for Mr. Right,” Xiao Ni finds herself still single despite her charm, beauty and talent. When Xiao Ni meets Zhan Wang (Kimi Qiao), she thinks she has found her “ Perfect Other Half” and begins to pursue him. Zhan Wang is a professional race car driver who suddenly quits at the peak of his career and now helps a friend manage an auto body shop. Will Xiao Ni discover that true love can’t be customized to her ideal specifications? “Customize Happiness” is a 2016 Chinese drama series directed by Xie Lü
Following the success of its webcomic and occasional animated shorts, Cyanide & Happiness has debuted its animated show. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the creators of the popular comic (Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, Dave McElfatrick) have released a much longer show that’s essentially a collection of animated sketches with some recurring themes throughout.
Cyanide and Happiness is a daily webcomic on www.explosm.net that was created by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick and Matt Melvin in 2005.
Pursuit of Happiness is an American sitcom that aired from October 30, 1987 until January 22, 1988.
Pursuit of Happiness is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from October 30, 1987 to January 22, 1988.
Alain de Botton's psychobabble-free self-help course for the philosophically minded.
He Mu is the youngest son of a rich family. As a free-spirit, he runs away from his family to avoid being tied down by an arranged marriage. Highly adaptable, he works his way up at a different company and meets a hard-working girl in the process.
Xiao Han, who runs a small lodge, is the prettiest girl in the little village on Hainan Island. Her humble background and lowly education makes her unconfident, yet she is still optimistic, hoping for her very own happiness. Jie Luo is the haughty son of a woman who is in command of a big business group. He was asked by his mother to help her in renovating some parts of the island, and thus lived in Xiao Han's lodge. When Jie Luo was trying to purchase some land, he ran into problems which were soon solved with the help of Xiao Han. Their personalities are miles apart, but when they got to know each other through working together, they slowly fell in love. However, Jie Luo's mother was against them being together and wanted Xiao Han to leave Jie Luo in exchange for the continuation of the island's renovation project. For the good of the island, Xiao Han reluctantly agreed. This dealt a great blow to Jie Luo, and finding Xiao Han became his only job...
Haruki Kitahara's light music club is on the verge of disbanding. At this rate, the third year's dream of performing at the school festival would never be realized. However, as his exhausted fingers drift through the chords of "White Album," the first song he would ever play, an angelic voice and mysterious piano begin harmonizing with his lonely guitar. It is a momentous performance that marks the beginning of everything for Haruki. White Album 2 orchestrates Haruki's final semester with complex romance and exhilarating music, as the curtains of the stage he so desired begin to open... [Written by MAL Rewrite]
What is meaning of "happiness"? Do biology and genetics influence our chances of being happy?
Autumn's Concerto is a 2009 Taiwanese drama starring Ady An, Vanness Wu of F4, and Tiffany Hsu. It was produced by Sanlih E-Television and directed by Chen Hui Ling. The drama started filming in June 2009 and was completed in December 2009. It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Taiwan Television from 4 October 2009 to 28 February 2010, on Sundays at 22:00 to 23:30. It was also shown on cable TV Sanlih E-Television on 10 October 2009 to 6 March 2010 on Saturdays at 21:00 to 22:30. Autumn's Concerto was nominated in 2010 for Best Marketing Programme at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan. Known as the drama serial which shot the child actor Xiao Xiao Bin to stardom, Autumn's Concerto has broken records with its high ratings. Scoring 8.23 as its peak point for episode 18, which aired January 31, 2010, Autumn's Concerto has broken the records of The Prince Who Turns into a Frog to become the second highest rating Taiwanese idol drama, the highest rating being held by Fated to Love You. Autumn's Concerto now airs on Hawaii's KIKU television, weekly on Saturday's at 7:00.
Xiang Yunjie is rich man who was once divorced, and unknowingly had an eight year old son. He is also a young owner of a hotel. Fang Yongyong is an orphan. She works as a housekeeper in the hotel that Xiang Yunjie owns. When one blackmails the other through a 'fake marriage', conflict occurs. Meanwhile, Xiang Yunchao, who has always lived in the shadow of his brother, forms a dramatic between Yunjie and Yongyong.
The Pursuit of Happiness is an American sitcom that aired from September 19, 1995 to November 7, 1995.
Mari Hirakura is a 30 year old career woman who designs the packaging for a cosmetics company. She does her best every day but still wonders if she is okay the way she is.