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Happy Easter (1984)

Joyeuses Pâques (original title)
Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writer:

Jean Poiret (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Stephane Margelle
Sophie Marceau ... Julie
Marie Laforêt ... Sophie Margelle
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Marlène Chataigneau, la mère de Julie
Michel Beaune ... Rousseau
Marie-Christine Descouard Marie-Christine Descouard ... Melle Fleury
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Le serveur du restaurant indien
Elisabeth Kolhammar Elisabeth Kolhammar ... Marguerite, la bonne
Flora Alberti Flora Alberti
Marc Lamole Marc Lamole ... Le médecin
Maurice Auzel Maurice Auzel ... Le chauffeur de taxi myope
Laura Ballard Laura Ballard ... Le belle nageuse
Charly Bertoni Charly Bertoni ... L'interne de l'hôpital (as Charles Bertoni)
Christian Bianchi Christian Bianchi
Gérard Camp Gérard Camp ... M. Delarue, un invité
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Storyline

Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his daughter from a previous marriage. Sophie is not taken in but nonetheless decides to play him at his own game. And Stéphane gets trapped in his web of lies. Written by dee

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 October 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Easter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cerito Films,Sara Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

8th highest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

Connections

Version of Frohe Ostern (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a bird in the wind
(uncredited)
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Bob Martin
Conducted by Hubert Rostaing
(from La dernière femme (1976))
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Classic "Stage Like" Comedy
1 May 2012 | by air-arabiaSee all my reviews

The movie feels like a stage play at times. It is witty, funny and has great moments, (and a few disappointing scenes too). Overall great fun and a welcome break from Belmondo's "policier"/adventure comedies of the 70's and 80's.

This movie can be watched over and over again. All the actors play well with slight overacting with results in the "stage play feeling" together with the relatively few different sets.

The speed boat sequence in the opening of the film seems a bit weird and should be ignored.

Anyway highly recommended comedy from French Grounds.

Belmondo is and will always be a great actor.


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