Hector & the search for happiness

Published 2015
Item Details

Hector is an esteemed psychiatrist whose relationship with his career-driven girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) is one of complete predictability. When Hector's increasing irritability begins to threaten his relationships with his patients, he decides to take a sabbatical, and get out of his comfort zone. In doing so, surmises Hector, he can gain greater insight into his own needs as well as the needs of his patients. Discomforted by his decision yet supportive of his yearning for greater life experience, Clara wishes Hector well as she sends him on the first leg of his globe-trotting adventure. And what an adventure it is; from his initial stop in Shanghai, where a wealthy financier (Stellan Skarsgard) showers him with the spoils of affluence, to his visit with Tibetan monks, his turbulent trip through Africa, and attempt to find closure to a past romance in L.A., Hector gradually discovers the answer to his existential questions, and so much more.

Publisher, Date:
[Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, c2015.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Other Title:
Hector and the search for happiness [DVD]
"An official Canada/Germany co-production"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Special features: Around the world with Simon Pegg ; The making of Hector and the search for happiness; director commentary by Peter Chelsom.
Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman, Stellan Skarsgård.
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1), Dolby digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
English and French; English and Spanish subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
200608 DV
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