Interior. Day. In our era of nonstop depressing breaking news, an atypical couple goes to the therapist. Their issue is not boredom. It is that they feel that their life is too full of enjoyment and satisfaction. Confronted with this out-of-the-ordinary consultation, the therapist is destabilized and does not know what to do with his clients’ joy nor the energy that suddenly reigns in the outside world.
In this short film, the mood vacillates between maliciousness and poetic moments. It raises the question of our ubiquitous appetite for difficulty when, in fact, happiness could be the most beautiful gift we could give our lives. Ode to unencumbered joy, lightness in a world principally providing darkness, “One man’s fortune” paints a second level of reality and intentionally absurd palette, making us aware of about the sinister atmosphere that reigns around us.
“Making a film is somehow akin to psychoanalysis. To make a film about a consultation with a psychotherapist is like laying down on the couch two times…” With these words, Jeremias Nussbaum invites us into his offbeat world. A happiness activist, he questions the complexity of our state of being.