The Dead Man and Being Happy
The Dead Man and Being Happy (2013)

In Award-winning Spanish director Javier Rebollo's third feature, Santos (renowned Spanish actor José Sacristán), a sick, worn-down hired killer, impulsively heads out on one last assignment: a 2,000-mile excursion from his Buenos Aires… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 1, 2013
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

This reserved, tragicomic story of existential flight across Argentina is defined by its shifting, literary voice-over about the textured, wide-screen expanses crossed by its protagonist.

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Gaspar Zimerman

With few words and austere expressiveness, [José] Sacristán manages to give shape to a creature both credible and likable. [Full review in Spanish]

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Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

At once familiar and enigmatic, Javier Rebollo's The Dead Man and Being Happy feels like a connect-the-dots film with a few lines artfully blurred.

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