Movie 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

This product uses the TMDb and OMDb APIs but is not endorsed or certified by either TMDb or OMDb.
You can also find this movie on and

Sometimes to find yourself you need to get a little lost.

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück
  • a.k.a. Hector's Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück

Der Londoner Psychiater Hector ist vielleicht ein bisschen exzentrisch, aber im Grunde einfach liebenswert. Nur ein Problem wird er einfach nicht los, dabei gibt er sich wirklich die größte Mühe: Seine Patienten werden einfach nicht glücklich. Eines Tages, von kindlicher Neugier gepackt, nimmt Hector all seinen Mut zusammen und beschließt, London, seine Praxis und seinen Alltag hinter sich zu lassen, um sich nur noch dieser einen Frage zu widmen: Gibt es das wahre Glück? Und das auch für ihn? So begibt er sich schließlich auf eine weite, gefährliche, aber vor allem auch sehr lustige und emotionale Reise um den ganzen Erdball.

France French (Français)

Hector et la recherche du bonheur

Quand il réalise que ses patients sont heureux, Hector, un psychanalyste londonien entre en crise... Il se met alors à la recherche du bonheur en parcourant le globe.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Hector e la ricerca della felicità

Hector è un eccentrico ma irresistibile psichiatra di Londra, in crisi perché non riesce a capire i motivi dell'infelicità dei suoi pazienti. Un giorno, armandosi di coraggio e con una curiosità quasi infantile, Hector decide di partire in giro per il mondo per scoprire se la felicità esista ancora e quale sia il suo segreto. Ha inizio in questo modo un viaggio che, tra incontri e avventure, aiuterà Hector a ritrovare prima di tutto se stesso.

Release Date
travelling person
German (Deutsch)
French (Français)
Production Countries
flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
flag of South Africa South Africa
flag of Germany Germany
flag of Canada Canada
Production Companies
France Wild Bunch
Germany Erfttal Film
United Kingdom Head Gear Films
United Kingdom Metrol Technology
Construction Film
Screen Siren Pictures
South Africa Film Afrika Worldwide
Germany Egoli Tossell Film
Release Dates
Germany Theatrical 12
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
United States of America Theatrical R
Canada Theatrical
Australia Theatrical M
France Physical
TMDb 68% · 506 (more information on website)
IMDb 70% · 43,051 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 37% (more information on website)
metacritic 29% (more information on website)


HectorSimon Pegg
ClaraRosamund Pike
AgnesToni Collette
EdwardStellan Skarsgård
Professor CoremanChristopher Plummer
Diego BarescoJean Reno
MichaelBarry Atsma
AnjaliVeronica Ferres
Ying LiMing Zhao
Pathetic JaneTracy-Ann Oberman
AlanChad Willett
Old MonkTogo Igawa
Grim GrannyMary Twala