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Happy He Who Like Ulysses (1970)

Heureux qui comme Ulysse... (original title)
For 25 years now, under the Provence sun, Antonin, a farmhand, has shared his work and everyday life with a horse named Ulysse. What a shock when Pascal, the farmer, tells him he has ... See full summary »

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Antonin
Rellys ...
Marcellin
Mireille Audibert ...
Juliette
Gilberte Rivet
Evelyne Séléna ...
Ginette
Hélène Tossy ...
Mathilde
Max Amyl ...
Pascal
Edmond Ardisson ...
Le bouliste (as Ardisson)
Lucien Barjon ...
Firmin
Marcel Charvey ...
Léon
Jean Franval
Armand Meffre ...
Maurice
Pierre Mirat ...
Le camionneur
Jean Sagols ...
Le mécanicien
Werner Schwier ...
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For 25 years now, under the Provence sun, Antonin, a farmhand, has shared his work and everyday life with a horse named Ulysse. What a shock when Pascal, the farmer, tells him he has decided to sell Ulysse to a picador for being too old. Not only will he be separated from his faithful companion, but he is well aware too that the arenas of Arles mean death for Ulysse. Being unable to stand such injustice, Antonin runs away from the farm in the company of Ulysse. Together, they go through the Lubéron, the Baux de Provence, the Alpilles, the Crau and the Vaccarès. Yet, their journey is no pleasure cruise, specially when it comes to crossing National Road 7. After a visit to Marcellin, an old friend of his, Antonin sets off again with Ulysse, this time towards the Rhône River. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Heureux qui comme Ulysse
Written by Henri Colpi - Georges Delerue
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Fernandel says goodbye...
17 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

The ending of an extraordinary career which began at the beginning of the talkies ....He worked with the best directors (Christian-Jaque,Julien Duvivier,Marcel Pagnol,Autant-Lara,Becker..) and with the not-so-great ones (Verneuil,Grangier..) but he always remained himself ,Fernandel.All he had to do was act naturally.

Henri Colpi has made few movies."Une Aussi Longue Absence " was a beautiful film ,some kind of "Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles" with more elegance,modesty and emotion.Some consider "Codine" filmed in Romania his best.I have not seen it.

"Heureux qui comme Ulysse " (the title of which is borrowed from an eponymous Joachim Du Bellay poem from the sixteenth century) tells the story of an old horse,not able to work on a farm anymore .Next stop is the Arles arenas ,in other words ,death.The farmhand (Fernandel) who 's got to take the animal there decides to rebel against his boss's inhuman decision.

People who like Provence will love the magnificent landscapes (Saint-Rémy -de Provence,les Baux ,la Camargue).And there's also a moving song by Georges Brassens which superbly enhances the film.Should appeal to the whole family.


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