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Release Date:
16 May 1997 (USA) See more »
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Seule, une femme pouvait oser faire ce film
Plot:
Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Love triangle beautifully filmed and impressive use of music. See more (21 total) »

Cast

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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
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Yvonne Dany ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Agnès Varda 
 
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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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Runtime:
France:79 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The movie François and Therese are going to see starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau is Viva Maria! (1965)See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Picnic on the Grass (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
Clarinet Quintet in A - KV 581See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Love triangle beautifully filmed and impressive use of music., 21 June 2005
Author: Huub de Haan from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Forty years ago I saw this movie three times. Triangel love affairs are the subject of many movies, but I've never seen it more beautifully done then in this movie.

I was especially impressed by the use of the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

It is the Serenade for Winds in C minor (K. 388) written in 1782. This Serenade for Winds was transcribed by Mozart to the String Quintet in C minor (K. 406). One version is used for the first relationship, the other version for the second relationship. In this way they represent 'le Bonheur' (the Happinesss) in both relationships and the whole movie.

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