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If I Were a Rich Man (2002)
"Ah! Si j'étais riche" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aldo
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Alice
Richard Berry ...
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
Darry Cowl ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ah! Se Eu Fosse Rico  »

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$46,022 (Belgium) (20 December 2002)

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$115,858 (Belgium) (27 December 2002)
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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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Ah! I wish the French scriptwriters were a little more inspired!
17 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the story of Aldo Bonnard, a modest representative for a capillary products firm who's having a rough time: he's about to divorce his wife Alice and his new boss, Gérard is a hypocritical and despotic man. To crown it all, he discovers that his wife has a love affair with his boss! But one day, he wins the fabulous amount of 10 millions of euros. From this moment, you can guess his intentions. He decides to leave his job, to take advantage as much as possible of his money and not to reveal this piece of news to his wife until the day of the divorce.

From the reading of this summary, you probably understood it: there's nothing new in this story. Moreover this new variation of the millionaire in spite of himself reveals something disappointing: there aren't any good French scriptwriters who are able to concoct an original script that is off the beaten paths for a comedy. It isn't Gérard Bitton's movie that will arrange things. When you watch it, you are on a well-known ground: convenient or predictable situations, abortive and nice enough comic, a correct performance but that's all and at the end, an easy moral.

You'd better avoid this movie.


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