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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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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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9 February 1968 (France)  »

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Alexander  »

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Featured in Le bal des casse-pieds (1992) See more »

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Le ciel, la terre et l'eau
Written by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Isabelle Aubret
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Like a good wine
3 June 1999 | by (Montréal, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film follows the best tradition of the french comedy, managing outrageous, hilarious, unbelievable situations, yet without succumbing to cheap humour or to any kind of vulgarity.

Always pleasant to view, even after 32 years!


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