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Ah! Si j'étais riche (2002)

On the verge of a divorce, Aldo wins the lottery. About to tell his wife, he discovers she's sleeping with his new boss. Instead of telling her and sharing the money, he keeps the news hidden.
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Cast

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Aldo
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Alice
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Gérard dit Gégé
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Jean-Phil
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Priscille
Tony Gaultier ...
Morillon
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Kader Benhassine
Didier Flamand ...
M. Agénor
Aurélie Boquien ...
Madame Benhassine
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M. Sylvain
Frédéric Bouraly ...
Elvis
Marie Agnès Brigot ...
L'aide soignante (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Alexandre Caumartin ...
Le vendeur de montres
Gérard Chambre ...
L'avocat
Gérard Darier ...
Josselin
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Storyline

Between Alice, a hospital nurse and Aldo, a shampoo sales representative, things have turned sour of late. Alice blames her husband for lacking ambition and contemplates divorce.One day Aldo wins the ten million euro lotto prize. But, unwilling to share the bonanza, he keeps mum about it, all the more as he finds out Alice has an affair with Gérard, Aldo's former friend and ... new boss. However, Aldo, leading a double life, starts spending his money ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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27 November 2002 (France)  »

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Ah! Se Eu Fosse Rico  »

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$1,889,139 (France) (29 November 2002)
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Quotes

Aldo: There must be a mistake : I've got more money on my bank account than the amount i've won at the lottery
Le directeur de banque: No. No mistake.
Aldo: With all my spendings ?
Le directeur de banque: Yes indeed. You've earned 5% from the investments we made for you.
Aldo: so when you're rich, it never ends ?
Le directeur de banque: Let me tell you : when you're poor, it never ends too...
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Smile
Words and music by Charles Chaplin, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
(1954 version)
Copyright by Capitol Records USA and Bourne Co.
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Can ten million euros change life for an ordinary man ?
28 November 2002 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

It is the dream of so many people, being an ordinary person, and suddenly becoming rich in only one day. What would you do with 10 unexpected million euros/dollars ?

The hero, Aldo has a little problem : he's just divorcing and doesn't want any cent of this fortune to end in the pocket of his future-ex wife, so he has to wait until the divorce is pronounced. A so big secret is very hard to keep. How can he change his life while apparently continuing the previous one ? What about his friends ? That's all the subject of this film, with an good scenario, an excellent Jean-Pierre Darroussin, very funny situations and dialogs. A film which make you rich for almost two hours.


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