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

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Alexander  »

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Le ciel, la terre et l'eau
Written by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Isabelle Aubret
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I would love to see this one again!
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been searching for this film -- in any format -- for years. I saw it twice in two days in the late sixties at a small museum theater that showed mostly foreign and art films. And although it is, admittedly, a slight film and probably no one's idea of a great cinematic masterpiece, it has more charm than 99 out of 100 Hollywood comedies. It may be that the anarchic feeling of the film dovetailed so well with our own rebelliousness of that era. Maybe it was the dog. I imagine running it on a double bill with Marcel Pagnol's "The Baker's Wife" -- now THAT would be something!

I have scoured the websites and catalogs of lots of distributors looking for some evidence that "Alexandre" is out there somewhere, aspiring to a new life on DVD (or even VHS!), but to no avail. Let's hope this charming gem of a comedy is not lost forever -- THAT would be a tragedy!


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