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Very Happy Alexander (1968)

Alexandre le bienheureux (original title)
Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Yves Robert (short story), Yves Robert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... Alexandre Gartempe
Françoise Brion ... Eliane Gartempe dite La Grande
Marlène Jobert ... Agathe Bordeaux
Paul Le Person ... Sanguin
Tsilla Chelton ... Madame Bouillot
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Le père Lamendin
Pierre Richard ... Colibert
Jean Saudray ... Pinton
Kaly Kaly ... Le chien d'Alexandre
Pierre Barnley Pierre Barnley ... Le curé
Marcel Bernier Marcel Bernier ... Malicorne
Bernard Charlan Bernard Charlan ... Le maire
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... Madame Boisseau
Pierre Maguelon ... Verglandier
Marie Marc Marie Marc ... La vieille maman de la Grande
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Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to him. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Le Ciel, la Terre et l'Eau
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Isabelle Aubret
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Charming, Charming, Charming
23 November 2010 | by nomoons11See all my reviews

Every once in a while a movie sneaks up on you and just really flat out surprises you. For me, this was one of those movies. The french sure have a way with wit and comedy. They were masters at it. This one is at the top of the pile for sure. I guess you can't go back again but if you could, I would request more french comedies just like this one.

My day got a whole lot better watching this. This one is classified as a comedy and rightly so, but ,there needs to be another category for movies like this...Charming. If your not smiling or happy or not feeling better after watching this, you need therapy. They don't make em like this anymore. Absolutely fantastic film.


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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 February 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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