Agent of Happiness
/BT, HU/

directors: Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbo

editor: Péter Sass

producer: Noemi Veronika Szakonyi


In the Kingdom of Bhutan happiness agents travel door to door measuring the happiness index of society. They collect data for the Center for Gross National Happiness, established by the king to create 5 year happiness plans. It is a development philosophy, an abstract science and Bhutan’s top global brand.
The film is a poetic road movie following a happiness agent, Amber. Through him, we encounter everyday people and their dreams. Amber is 40, still living with his mother and a relentless romantic who dreams of finding love but can’t. His job is to measure how happy people are, but deep inside he is sad. This gives the absurd dramatic tension: a happiness agent who is in search of his own happiness.
This film is a bittersweet, multi-layered exploration of what happiness means to individuals, as opposed to what it means to a nation while searching for happiness in the smallest of places.
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production company: 
Match Frame Productions Kft
Sound Pictures (BT)