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Very Happy Alexander (1968)
"Alexandre le bienheureux" (original title)

G  |   |  Comedy  |  9 February 1968 (France)
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Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and ... See full summary »

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Alexandre
Françoise Brion ...
La Grande
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Agathe
Paul Le Person ...
Sanguin
Tsilla Chelton ...
Madame Bouillot
Léonce Corne ...
Lamendin
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Colibert
Jean Saudray ...
Pinton
Pierre Barnley
Marcel Bernier ...
Malicorne
Bernard Charlan ...
Le maire
Madeleine Damien ...
Madame Boisseau
Pierre Maguelon ...
Verglandier
Marie Marc
François Vibert ...
Le beau-père d'Alexandre
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Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to him. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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9 February 1968 (France)  »

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Alexander  »

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Le ciel, la terre et l'eau
Written by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Isabelle Aubret
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29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 times over 30 years ago. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. I have been looking for it on tape or DVD for years. I discovered IMDb today and for the first time was able to find that the movie is at least entered in a database. Can anyone tell me how to get a VHS or DVD of this movie?

One of the things that made this movie so appealing for me is that I am a dog person. Alexander is a lazy man who lives on a farm with his dog, a cute mutt. He sends his dog into town carrying a basket in his mouth to bring home groceries. The dog walks from store to store as the store keepers fill it with groceries. The dog then brings the basket home to Alexander. Alexander never leaves his bed as he stores the food the dog has carried home around the bed. The villagers eventually descend upon Alexander to force him to become a productive citizen - a concept he doesn't value. One of the villagers is an eligible young lady who sees Alexander as a potential husband and, more importantly, a route to a comfortable life. The rest is about the struggle for Alexander and his dog trying to adjust to the woman. The ending is superb.


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