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Happiness Is in the Field (1995)

Le bonheur est dans le pré (original title)
Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend ... See full summary »

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Étienne Chatiliez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Francis Bergeade
Eddy Mitchell ... Gérard 'Gégé' Tilier
Sabine Azéma ... Nicole Bergeade
Carmen Maura ... Dolores Thivart
François Morel ... Pouillaud
Guilaine Londez Guilaine Londez ... Zig Thivart
Virginie Darmon Virginie Darmon ... Puce Thivart
Alexandra London Alexandra London ... Géraldine Bergeade
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Rémi
Jean Bousquet ... Père Léonard
Eric Cantona ... Lionel - un rugbyman
Joël Cantona Joël Cantona ... Nono
Catherine Jacob ... Lolotte - la femme d' André
Daniel Russo ... André - le patron de l'hôtel-restaurant
Roger Gicquel Roger Gicquel ... Charles - un animateur TV
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Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is searching for her husband who disappeared 28 years ago. The lost husband looks like an identical twin of Francis... Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@cln46fw.der.edf.fr>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiness Is in the Field See more »

Filming Locations:

Auch, Gers, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$414,736
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Canal+, Téléma See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the third time Catherine Jacob work with Étienne Chatiliez, after La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988) (1988) and Tatie Danielle (1990) (1990). See more »

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intelligent comedy
14 September 2000 | by stratus-2See all my reviews

If you like good, intelligent comedy(something completely different from American empty-headed comedies) this picture is perfect for you. It has interesting and witty dialogues, bright atmosphere and great performances by Michel Serrault(Francis),Eddy Mitchell(Gerard) and specially Sabine Azema who is excellent and hilarious as Francis' wife Nicole.Everytime she appeared I would immediately start to giggle.Rent this one you won't regret.After seeing it you'll feel much better, that's for sure.


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