Happy together

Happy together

Story of personal ambitions, set against the backdrop of a Chinese-Czech cooperative

A documentary portrait of the family of a sinologist who sets out to live in a small Chinese town in order to fulfill his dreams and continue in the footsteps of Chinese-Czechoslovak relations begun in the 1950s. The reality of life in contemporary China is presented through the eyes of an unbiased observer, contrasted with the strongly religious young couple’s attempts at adapting to their new life. Different customs, different cultures, pollution everywhere, but also a desire to perform a great undertaking and to find an unconventional and strict upbringing for their sons. All of this is the film Happy Together.

Length: 75, Year: 2014


  • camera Saša Dlouhý
  • directing Saša Dlouhý
  • editing Jakub Voves
  • sound Václav Flégl
  • music Ondřej Skala
  • drama Jana Hádková
  • Czech Television Creative Producer Petr Kubica
  • creative producer freeSaM Saša Dlouhý
  • Czech Television Executive Producer Veronika Slámová
  • production Sandra Dlouhá, Zdeněk Hala, Magda Gärtnerová
  • animation Jindřich Novák, Ondřej Pacák
  • photography Markéta Dlouhá Márová
  • colour correction Josef Mikšík
  • archive research Magdalena Holá
  • graphics Richard Bakeš
  • translation Easytalk
  • production freeSaM
  • co-producer Česká televize
  • distribution Aerofilms, Anna Lísalová, Silve Holečková Holovská