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Release Date:
16 May 1997 (USA) See more »
Seule, une femme pouvait oser faire ce film
Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jean-Claude Drouot ... François Chevalier
Claire Drouot ... Thérèse Chevalier
Olivier Drouot ... Pierrot Chevalier
Sandrine Drouot ... Gisou Chevalier
Marie-France Boyer ... Émilie Savignard
Marcelle Faure-Bertin (as Marcelle Favre-Bertin)
Manon Lanclos
Sylvia Saurel (as Sylvie Saurel)
Marc Eyraud ... Le frère de François
Christian Riehl
Paul Vecchiali ... Paul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Dany ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Agnès Varda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agnès Varda 

Produced by
Mag Bodard .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Michel Defaye 
Cinematography by
Claude Beausoleil 
Jean Rabier 
Film Editing by
Janine Verneau 
Production Design by
Hubert Monloup 
Costume Design by
Claude François 
Makeup Department
Serge Groffe .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pascal Bazart .... assistant production manager
Michel Choquet .... unit production manager
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
Jeanne Marie Olivier .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Paul Savignac .... assistant director
Art Department
Joseph Gerhard .... set designer
Charles Merangel .... set designer
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound assistant
Robert Cambourakis .... sound assistant
Louis Hochet .... sound
Alex Pront .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... assistant camera: to Claude Beausoleil
Paul Bonis .... assistant camera: to Jean Rabier
Marcel Dindault .... gaffer
Bernard Largemain .... key grip
Jean-Louis Malige .... assistant camera: to Claude Beausoleil
Helga Romanoff .... still photographer
Claude Zidi .... assistant camera: to Jean Rabier
Claude Zidi .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurence Clairval .... wardrobe
Agnès Soulet .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Daniele Grimberg .... assistant editor (as Danielle Grimberg)
Martha Lourdes Osorio .... assistant editor
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart .... music (as W.A. Mozart)
Other crew
Francine Corteggiani .... continuity
Annie Maurel .... assistant script
Ursule Molinaro .... english subtitles: US release version
Catherine Savignac .... assistant script

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le bonheur" - France (original title)
"Happiness" - International (English title) (informal literal English title), USA (informal literal English title)
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France:79 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The movie François and Therese are going to see starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau is Viva Maria! (1965)See more »
Miscellaneous: Therese states that they can see a new movie with Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot. That movie would have to be Viva Maria. However, Viva Maria was released in November 1965 while this film was released in February 1965. Therese could not see a movie at that time that wouldn't be released for nine more months.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Detective Story (1951)See more »
Adagio and Fugue in C minor - KV 546See more »


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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A very good souvenir for the scenes and the music, 14 November 1998
Author: anonymous from Montréal Québec

I've seen this film when I was 19 years old (am now 52...) !!! I hardly recall the plot (IMDB was a great help--thanks !), but I remember the beautiful scenes and the magic of Mozart's wind quintet (I think...). I will try to buy the video. I encourage you to see this marvel.

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