MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,804 this week

Fortunate (1960)
"Fortunat" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 165 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1274 titles
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 5436 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1623 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 317 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fortunate" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fortunate (1960)

Fortunate (1960) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fortunate.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Bourvil, Ivan Desny
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians (Louis De Funès in the role ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Alex Joffé
Stars: Robert Hirsch, Dalia Friedland, Misha Asherov
Mr. Klein (1976)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jean Boyer
Stars: Bourvil, Pierre Larquey, Jane Marken
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté
Oscar (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Neurotic businessman must find the right man for his pregnant daughter. In fact, it is little bit complicated.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Louis de Funès, Claude Rich, Mario David
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a small town where he is waiting for his train, reporter-photographer Walter Hermelin meets Catherine Ferrer, a female lawyer who has just obtained the acquittal of a man accused of ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Francis Blanche
Clodo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Georges Clair
Stars: Raymond Souplex, Pauline Carton, Roger Nicolas
Red Culottes (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Alex Joffé
Stars: Bourvil, Laurent Terzieff, Etienne Bierry
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Michel Audiard
Stars: Michel Audiard, Jacqueline Kennedy, Yves Montand
Cloportes (1965)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Lino Ventura, Charles Aznavour, Irina Demick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ...
Noël Fortunat
...
Juliette Valcourt
Teddy Bilis ...
Sam Falk
Rosy Varte ...
Rosette Falk
Patrick Millow ...
Pierrot Valcourt
Frédéric Mitterrand ...
Maurice Valcourt (as Frédéric Robert)
Albertine Sarov ...
Myriam Falk
Jean-Marie Amato ...
Monsieur Tonio, the jeweller
Denise Carvenne ...
Mme Dubroc
André Cellier ...
Un résistant
Nicole Chollet ...
L'institutrice
Pierre Doris ...
M. Dubroc
Claire Duhamel ...
La secrétaire de mairie
Maurice Garrel ...
L'inspecteur de la milice / Milice Inspector (as Maurice Garel)
Jacques Harden ...
Le résistant dans le cimetière
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 1960 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de Julieta  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the dialog between Miss Massillon and the "Resistant", about 7 minutes after the beginning of the film, the Resistant's beard has a tendency to appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Let's stand together and hope for the best!
20 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

During WW2, a posh bourgeois woman (Morgan)is compelled to live under the same room as a crude simple-minded yet big-hearted man.(Bourvil) Her husband was arrested by the Gestapo and she is a hunted woman .

Although not looked upon as a first-rate director,Joffé was praised for the way he used his actors.It's patently obvious in "Fortunat"!Michèle Morgan gives a subtle performance as a woman whose resilience is completely unexpected:when she enters the seedy flat,she says "We cannot stay here!It's not comfortable enough ! The children are not used to that!".Morgan manages to keep her pride and her radiance even when she carries out humble homework.In direct contrast to her,we have Fortunat:Bourvil shines in his part of an uneducated peasant,risking his life to save his French fellow men as his former school mistress (Gaby Morlay) taught him to do.

Their neighbors are a Jewish family (good support from Rosy Varte and Teddy Billis)with a little girl.In a very simple but moving way,Joffé shows the absurdity of Anti-Semitism:the two families get on very well,they drink lemonade,make music and celebrate Christmas together.The most beautiful scene is perhaps the moment when the two boys and the girl are eating bread and are pretending they're savoring chicken.

Joffé's detractors are going to say it's too good to be true.But the outside world is still here.Morgan hopes the Falk family will be safe and sound but she does not know about concentration camps.Morgan's husband returns from Germany a broken man (he does not appear in the movie),and Bourvil's schoolteacher is shot.

Like this ? Try these.. René Clément: "le jour et l'heure" 1963 Jacques Doillon: "un sac de billes" 1975 George Stevens:"the diary of Anne Frank" 1961 Claude Chabrol: "la Ligne de Démarcation" 1965


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fortunate (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?