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Happy Easter (1984)

Joyeuses Pâques (original title)
Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his ... See full summary »

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Stephane Margelle
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Julie
Marie Laforêt ...
Sophie Margelle
Rosy Varte ...
Marlène Chataigneau, la mère de Julie
Michel Beaune ...
Rousseau
Marie-Christine Descouard ...
Melle Fleury
Gérard Hernandez ...
Le serveur du restaurant indien
Elisabeth Kolhammar ...
Marguerite, la bonne
Flora Alberti
Marc Lamole ...
Le médecin
Maurice Auzel ...
Le chauffeur de taxi myope
Laura Ballard ...
Le belle nageuse
Charly Bertoni ...
L'interne de l'hôpital (as Charles Bertoni)
Christian Bianchi
Gérard Camp ...
M. Delarue, un invité
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Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his daughter from a previous marriage. Sophie is not taken in but nonetheless decides to play him at his own game. And Stéphane gets trapped in his web of lies. Written by dee

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8th highest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a bird in the wind
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Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Bob Martin
Conducted by Hubert Rostaing
(from The Last Woman (1976))
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One of Bebel's top 3 movies
4 January 2012 | by (Czech republic) – See all my reviews

This movie is a comedy classic, which I've loved since I was kid. I remember going to the cinema and then waiting every year to watch this on television (before VHS/DVD was available). The plot is perfect, the dialogs are sharp and brilliant, and the movie is funny right from the beginning to the end. No matter there are shots plainly to show Bebel's commitment for doing stunts on his own, which are not related directly to the movie. Bebel is at his best shape (gestures, overacting in specific moments), Sophie in her teenage is both talented and bloody gorgeous and the overall result is mood improvement by 100 % every time I watch it. I do of course understand not everyone must necessarily like this movie (German audience perhaps :), but I totally share the enthusiasm of Hungarian colleagues. This movie belongs to my top 3 Bebel's movies together with L'animal and Le magnifique.


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