You Are So Beautiful (2005)
"Je vous trouve très beau" (original title)

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When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. In quest of a new spouse, he goes to Romania where he meets Elena.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Blanc ...
Aymé Pigrenet
Medeea Marinescu ...
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Roland Blanchot
Benoît Turjman ...
Eva Darlan ...
Mme Marais
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Valérie Bonneton ...
Maître Labaume
Julien Cafaro ...
Valentin Traversi ...
Raphaël Dufour ...
Choukri Gabteni ...
Le patron du café
Agnès Boury ...
Tadrina Hocking ...
Nathalie Jouin ...
Renée Le Calm ...
La grand-mère


When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. Soon, he realizes he won't make it alone and he needs another companion to cope with it. But finding a new spouse is no simple task in his small rural town: Aymé turns to a matchmaker who quickly understands that he's not after a soul mate and advises him to go to Romania where young women will do anything to escape poverty. And indeed, it's in Romania that Aymé meets Elena... Written by JR Bouvier

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11 January 2006 (France)  »

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Ahava B'Kfar  »

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$2,497,592 (France) (13 January 2006)


$16,997,330 (Europe) (24 February 2006)

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Je vous trouve un film très agréable
4 December 2008 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

This is a nice romantic comedy about a French farmer who needs a wife (or cheap labourer) to run his farm, and who gets hitched to a young Romanian girl who needs money to raise her daughter.

The big problem with this movie is that the girl is tragically miscast. She is played by a talented young actress, who unfortunately can't patch over the fact that she is so painfully clearly out of her love interest's league. She's one of those surreally waifish girls the French adore so much. It's a case of the beauty and the beast, and it just doesn't hold water. Apart from that, a good movie. Until the farmer's visit to Romania to pick up his wife, it's a hilarious comedy, after that it's a complex (if implausible), and surprisingly intriguing, love story.

Michel Blanc is brilliant in a very difficult role. He's at the same time pompous and boyish, and would be the ideal match for an unlikely love story.

The unsung star of this movie is the entremetteuse, Eva Darlan. She is vivacious, beautiful and terribly funny. The movie loses a lot when she drops out of the plot. I think she would have been a much better, and not least much more credible, Elena.

Another problem with this movie is that they picked Romania as the rent-a-bride's country of origin. Fifteen years ago this would have been believable. Nowadays everybody knows that Romania isn't so bad as to make pretty girls so desperate to leave it that they'd gladly hitch up to a middle-aged French hillbilly. I don't understand why the writer didn't pick a more exotic and desperate country, Albania maybe or Ossietia or whatever.

If you're looking for humour and don't mind a hefty dollop of implausible romance, this is your movie.

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