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Though the plot of Happenstance is basically a gimmick, the film is a fun, light-hearted trifle. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A cleverly constructed and intricate comedy about how a subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers, "Happenstance" ingeniously tracks a group of seemingly unconnected individuals during the course of one long day. As these characters interact with one another randomly, every chance encounter bears a consequence that will later become significant, ultimately culminating in a complex pattern of narrowly averted mishaps and barely grasped opportunities.

Cast & Crew

Faudel
Younes
Françoise Bertin
Luc's Grandmother
Irene Ismailoff
Stéphanie
Felicite Wouassi
The Vigilant
Franck Landron
Executive Producer
Peter Chase
Original Music
Jean-René Duveau
Cinematographer
Didier Ranz
Film Editor
Stéphane Gaillard
Casting
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur
Production Designer
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Critic Reviews for Happenstance

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Audience Reviews for Happenstance

  • Aug 03, 2010
    I didn't get the feel that Irene was a hopeless romantic, or believed in horoscopes, just that those circumstances where part of the story. It was sweet, and the characters were humorous.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2009
    Interesting way of showing us how nothing happens by chance, but it lacked a lot of depth...Audrey was as charming as always though.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2008
    Fun to see how it all ties in to itself. It's neat to think about how most of the people you come into contact with have contacts that affect you later and vise versa.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2006
    Kinda funny and sweet.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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