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The Happening (2008 film)

Posted in Film with tags , , , on June 13, 2008 by icebreakz

The Happening is an 2008 American apocalyptic film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel. Production began in August 2007 in Philadelphia. The Happening will be released on Friday, June 13, 2008, deliberately planned to fall on Friday the 13th. In France and the French speaking part of Belgium it was released under the name Phénomènes (Phenomena) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.


A pandemic of unknown cause is spreading across the northeast of the US, mysteriously within well-defined borders, with victims experiencing loss of speech and physical disorientation, followed by suicide: people jump from buildings, shoot or hang themselves, one feeds himself to lions in the zoo, some cut themselves with barbed wire or glass, etc. The protagonist, a science teacher named Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), flees together with his estranged wife, Alma Moore (Zooey Deschanel) and the 8-year-old daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) of Elliot’s best friend, Julian (John Leguizamo), while Julian tries to reach his wife. The rest of the film follows them on their journey.