1 user

Ces jours heureux (2002)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

One is too shy to start a relationship, other too unsettled to stay in one. Will their friendship help them to find the right woman for both?

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Annie Girardot
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A genuine and often funny depiction of the relationships between monitors and children in a summer vacation camp. From romance to friendship, dancing to fighting, this French movie bring back good souvenirs of childhood.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Marilou Berry, Omar Sy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ever heard your mother say, "Be careful, honey, when you marry, you also marry the family"? When Alain married Nathalie, he wasn't quite aware of the extra baggage that came along in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Isabelle Carré, François-Xavier Demaison
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Gad Elmaleh, Atmen Kelif
C'est la vie! I (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche
Samba (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Senegalese Samba has worked 10 years in France. He's arrested and befriends the woman helping him with legal matters as volunteer after a burnout at work. He's released after being told to leave France. Chemistry?

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim
The Specials (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Reda Kateb, Hélène Vincent
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars: Julie Mauduech, Zinedine Soualem


Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Vincent
Omar Sy ... Brice (as Omar)
Fred Testot Fred Testot ... Thomas (as Fred)
Véronique Dossetto Véronique Dossetto ... Nadine
Elsa Kikoïne Elsa Kikoïne ... Julie
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Le père de Vincent
Lionel Abelanski ... Jean-François Bichavent
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ... Madame Audibert
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui ... Mme Gabison
Idit Cebula Idit Cebula ... Mme Jamain
Thierry Godard ... M. Damarso
Barbara Schulz ... Carole - la mère de Camille
Alexandre de La Patellière Alexandre de La Patellière ... Le père de Camille
Soria Moufakkir Soria Moufakkir ... Mme Bardouze (as Soria Mouffakir)
Brahim Aït El Kadi Brahim Aït El Kadi ... Brahim


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Short







Release Date:

March 2002 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


French visa # 101657 delivered on 12-12-2001. See more »


Remade as Those Happy Days (2006) See more »


I Believe in Miracles
Written by Mark Capanni and Bobby Taylor
Performed by The Jackson Sisters
Published by Lethal Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fun enough but only the rough draft of an excellent comedy to come.
25 February 2013 | by guy-bellingerSee all my reviews

If you own the DVD of "Nos jours heureux", I advise you not to proceed the way I did, I mean don't watch the short entitled "Ces jours heureux" AFTER watching its feature-length adaptation "Nos jours heureux". You will be better advised to respect the chronological order and if you do I guarantee you will feel all the better for it. As a matter of fact, this short - pleasant if seen first - is only the rough draft of the more inspired and funnier comedy it will become under the title "Nos jours heureux" and is therefore bound to be a letdown if seen in the wrong order. The basic plot is the same: the departure of a group of children and their counselors to a summer camp, their stay there (only evoked in the short version) and their return home. The theme is identical too : the experiences, relationships, joys and qualms of the group, both seen at the children and the adults' level. Several fine comedians (Omar Sy, Fred Testot, Lionel Abelanski,...) appear in the two films. Which is not the case of the lead actor: Lorant Deutsch in the short is indeed replaced by Jean-Paul Rouve in the feature and seen in the same role AFTER Rouve, Deutsch appears less convincing than him. But I am not certain at all that had I seen Lorant Deutsch in the first place I would not have thought his performance satisfactory. Be that as it may, the main merit of the two films remains unscathed. In the two cases, the viewer enjoys the writers-directors' faithful and amused description of summer camps (not so surprising if you consider the fact that Nakache and Toledano were counselors themselves). On the contrary, they deftly avoid the usual stereotypes found in French films (Claude Miller's "La meilleure façon de marcher" being another notable exception): everything in both films (the insecurities of the lead counselor, the tense relationships between the counselors, the kids' attitudes from the problem child to the teenager in love) rings true. Simply, the characters, the situations, the way the characters interact, is more developed, more elaborate and funnier and thus more effective in "Nos jours heureux". "Ces jours heureux" is pleasant, nothing more. "Nos jours heureux" is VERY PLEASANT, to say the least. If you want to imitate me, feel free to do so. But, honestly, it would be a pity...

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed