As Happy As Possible

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France | 2019 | 92 minutes | Alain Raoust

October 3, 2019

French Cinema Now

After 30-ish Salomé stumbles into a summer job as the caretaker of a waste-disposal site, it becomes a metaphor for the other society outcasts who turn up to join her in this off-kilter dramedy.

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Salomé lands a summer job in the junkyard of a village in Southern France where her rebellious adolescence catches up with her. She meets friends, old and new, who all share the same desire: to build a way of life far from any social order.

  • Original Language Title: Rêves de jeunesse
  • Director: Alain Raoust
  • Principal Cast: Salomé Richard, Yoann Zimmer, Estelle Meyer
  • Country: France, Portugal
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
  • Producer: Tom Dercourt
  • Screenplay: Alain Raoust, Cécile Vargaftig
  • Cinematographers: Lucie Baudinaud
  • Editors: Jean De Certeau
  • Language: French