On the verge of a divorce, Aldo wins the lottery. About to tell his wife, he discovers she's sleeping with his new boss. Instead of telling her and sharing the money, he keeps the news hidden.
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Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Aldo
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Alice
Richard Berry ... Gérard dit Gégé
François Morel ... Jean-Phil
Héléna Noguerra ... Priscille
Tony Gaultier Tony Gaultier ... Morillon
Zinedine Soualem ... Kader Benhassine
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... M. Agénor
Aurélie Boquien Aurélie Boquien ... Madame Benhassine
Darry Cowl ... M. Sylvain
Frédéric Bouraly Frédéric Bouraly ... Elvis
Marie Agnès Brigot Marie Agnès Brigot ... L'aide soignante (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Alexandre Caumartin Alexandre Caumartin ... Le vendeur de montres
Gérard Chambre Gérard Chambre ... L'avocat
Gérard Darier Gérard Darier ... Josselin
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Between Alice, a hospital nurse and Aldo, a shampoo sales representative, things have turned sour of late. Alice blames her husband for lacking ambition and contemplates divorce.One day Aldo wins the ten million euro lotto prize. But, unwilling to share the bonanza, he keeps mum about it, all the more as he finds out Alice has an affair with Gérard, Aldo's former friend and ... new boss. However, Aldo, leading a double life, starts spending his money ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Aldo: There must be a mistake : I've got more money on my bank account than the amount i've won at the lottery
Le directeur de banque: No. No mistake.
Aldo: With all my spendings ?
Le directeur de banque: Yes indeed. You've earned 5% from the investments we made for you.
Aldo: so when you're rich, it never ends ?
Le directeur de banque: Let me tell you : when you're poor, it never ends too...
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"Comedie à la Française"
14 April 2007 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

It's an excellent comedy made up in French standards. Usually, the French comedies have a typical kind of humor, which give them a special touch. They use to have hilarious scenes taken from the most common situations. And this movie fits perfectly in that kind! It's very funny from the beginning and it has a few scenes pretty hilarious! So, I totally disagree with a previous comment here on IMDb, where its author says that he "wished the French scriptwriters were a little more inspired"… I totally disagree! In fact I think they were very inspired creating this argument! The plot is pretty original and in spite of reporting a perfectly possible situation it relates the "adventures" of this new rich man in a very funny and interesting way! On the other hand, this argument, besides being interesting and original, proves that if sometimes money can't bring you happiness, other times it can! The acting is also good, especially from the main actors.


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27 November 2002 (France) See more »

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Ah ! Si j'étais riche See more »

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