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The Troubles of Alfred (1972)

Les malheurs d'Alfred (original title)
Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »

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Alfred Dhumonttiey
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Agathe Bodard
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Paul
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Le paysan
Paul Le Person ...
Le policier pointilleux à la déposition
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Kid Barrantin
Francis Lax ...
Boggy, un membre de l'équipe parisienne
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L'observateur parisien
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Gustave, le chauffeur de Morel
Daniel Laloux ...
Un membre de l'équipe parisienne
Jean Saudray ...
Un membre de l'équipe parisienne
Yves Elliot ...
Un membre de l'équipe parisienne
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Orlandi, le manager de Kid
Danou Valdrini ...
Pauline
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François Morel
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Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect but the buildings he designs invariably collapse. Fed up with such an ungrateful destiny, Alfred decides to throw himself into a canal. But for once being unlucky is a... stroke of luck, since he not only fails his suicide but he also meets Agathe, a beautiful TV host, who finds herself at the same place for the same reason. Instead of taking their own lives, the two young people save each other. Will love and luck be Alfred's new companion as of this moment? Written by Guy Bellinger

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8 March 1972 (France)  »

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Alfred and Agathe.
1 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie put Pierre Richard on the map and he became the biggest French comic star of the seventies ,culminating in the triumph of "La Chèvre" in 1981 ,in which he played opposite Depardieu.

Alfred is a born loser ,always down on his luck;he tries to commit suicide but happily his attempt is a failure and he meets Agathe (Anny Duperey)a lovely TV host.

The movie is essentially a marvelous precise spoof on the television games of the era and their stupidity.As they are today even more pathetic than they were yesterday ,"Les Malheurs D'Alfred " is still relevant in our times.

Not only Richard starred in it but he also directed the movie,his sophomore effort (the first one was "Le Distrait").


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