Jean is taken hostage at a bank by a foolish bank robber. As Jean left prison an hour earlier, the police assume he's the robber. Everything goes comically wrong. The robber's little daughter joins the fugitives.
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Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris. He has a daughter, Sylvie, who lives with him. One day Pierre learns that he has inherited an inn from an aunt. The trouble is that the establishment is located amid the snows of a small village in Québec. Nobody would have bet on it but Pierre decides to leave his job, to fly to Sainte-Simone-du-Nord and operate the inn. As for Sylvie, she follows her father there despite his reluctance. Unfortunately for both Michel Dolbec, the apparently friendly mayor, secretly covets the inn and is prepared to do everything to make their lives a misery.Written by
Highly enjoyable, funny, feel good movie - A must watch!
Le bonheur de Pierre is one of those rare gems you come across when you least expect to. I was lucky to be invited to a screening of the film in Cannes and had no preconception about the movie because I hadn't heard about it before the invite.
It is very rare to see a movie that can charm the pants off an audience without the use of special effects and showy action set pieces these days. The audience I saw this film with loved it. There was a lot of laughter. It's a quirky comedy and it's touching.
As the film develops I found I was warming to the characters which you would arguably call the villains, until the you have walked down a carefully executed production that has been established through excellent writing and direction. You are led to the final scene which is superb in every sense, but I must not give the game away here.
Expert editing and superb comedic performances from all the principals involved makes this a film you must see. I have.. several times!
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