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The Happy Housewife by Antoinette Beumer
Happy Housewife, The

Happy Housewife, The

The word 'emancipation' is definitely not in Lea's vocabulary.

Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband’s job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word ‘emancipation’ simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present – firmly back on track (100’, 35mm).

Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Screenplay: Marnie Blok, Karen van Holst Pellekaan
Genre: drama
Key cast: Carice van Houten, Waldemar Torenstra
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Inspire Pictures
Released: April 2010

Festivals a.o:
Seville European Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Setúbal International Film Festival - Festroia
Paris European Independent Film Festival
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Bermuda International Film Festival
Istanbul International Women's Film Festival on Wheels - Filmmor
San Jose International Film Festival - Cinequest
Antoinette Beumer:
First feature film.
SEE YOU IN VEGAS (2007, documentary).

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Ph: +31 20 666 1892

Sales: Incredible Film
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Press Releases
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19-03-2010  Cineuropa - Van Houten en Van der Oest in South Africa
29-12-2009  Cineuropa - Van Houten not a Happy Housewife

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