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Le Bonheur (1965)

Le bonheur (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 16 May 1997 (USA)
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François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Claude Drouot ... François Chevalier
Marie-France Boyer ... Émilie Savignard
Marcelle Faure-Bertin Marcelle Faure-Bertin ... (as Marcelle Favre-Bertin)
Manon Lanclos Manon Lanclos
Sylvia Saurel Sylvia Saurel
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... J. Forestier - le frère de François
Christian Riehl Christian Riehl
Paul Vecchiali Paul Vecchiali ... Paul
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Storyline

Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful, the sun shines and the birds sing. One day, Francois meets Emilie, they fall in love and become lovers. He still loves his wife and wants to share his new greater happiness with her. Written by Yepok

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Seule, une femme pouvait oser faire ce film

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiness See more »

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Production Co:

Parc Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie François and Therese are going to see starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau is Viva Maria! (1965) See more »

Goofs

At roughly 06:30, when François helps his daughter open the car back door, a cameraman's reflection is clearly visible in the car door window. See more »

Quotes

Thérèse Chevalier: How long have I not been alone with you?
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Connections

References McLintock! (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio and Fugue in C minor - KV 546
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Corny, pretentious, boring, profound: my type of art film.
5 May 1999 | by patate-2See all my reviews

A good-looking guy, frolics with blonde wife and two lovely preschoolers in a 1965 type of colorful countryside with Mozart wind quartet in the backgroud. Too much. Bring me the bucket, I'll throw-up lunch breakfast and all of yesterday's meals. He has an affair with a local blond beauty who has no other interest in life than to wait for him and make profound statements in a profound voice tone. Life is beautiful and so are her t***. He tells wife during the sunday picnic in a natural loving kind of way. They make love in the weeds while kids are asleep. They always fall asleep when grown-ups tell them to. He falls into sleep (guys always do) to find-out wife has drowned herself in a beautiful pond surrounded by beautiful folks. He goes off in the setting sun with kids and mistress during the next sunday picnic. Did I miss something. Is this what life was meant to be or is this just another 95 minutes long commercial-like pic? The person who told me I should see it pretends it made a big difference for her. She had an "open-marriage" without her husband ever knowing about it. Where did you put that bucket?


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