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Happiness Is in the Field (1995)
"Le bonheur est dans le pré" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  31 January 1997 (USA)
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Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ...
Francis Bergeade
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Gérard 'Gégé' Tilier
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Nicole Bergeade
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Dolores Thivart
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Pouillaud
Guilaine Londez ...
Zig Thivart
Virginie Darmon ...
Puce Thivart
Alexandra London ...
Géraldine Bergeade
Christophe Kourotchkine ...
Rémi
Jean Bousquet ...
Père Léonard
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Lionel - un rugbyman
Joël Cantona ...
Nono
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Lolotte - la femme d' André
Daniel Russo ...
André - le patron de l'hôtel-restaurant
Roger Gicquel ...
Charles - un animateur TV
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Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is searching for her husband who disappeared 28 years ago. The lost husband looks like an identical twin of Francis... Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@cln46fw.der.edf.fr>

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Wonderful escapism to cheer you up on a rainy day
1 May 2003 | by (southwest england) – See all my reviews

A gentle and relaxing film full of subtlety and humour throughout. The story may be universal but is the French take on life that permeates the film and makes it appealing. Well worth the rental fee for anyone who wants a rest from the brashness of Hollywood.


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