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Le bonheur de Pierre (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 February 2009 (Canada)
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A touching politically incorrect comedy and a triumph of happiness over human mediocrity. Starring Pierre RICHARD, Sylvie TESTUD and Remy GIRARD.

Director:

Robert Ménard

Writers:

Guy Bonnier (story, screenplay and dialogue), Christophe Duthuron (collaborating writer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Richard ... Pierre Martin
Sylvie Testud ... Catherine Martin
Rémy Girard ... Michel Dolbec
Louise Portal ... Louise Dolbec
Patrick Drolet ... Steven Dolbec
Jean-Nicolas Verreault ... Mario
Gaston Lepage ... Ti-Guy
Diane Lavallée ... Pauline
Vincent Bilodeau ... Raymond
Sylvie Lemay Sylvie Lemay ... Chantal
Luc Proulx ... Méo
André Lacoste ... Marcel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Agède Philippe Agède ... Un étudiant à la Sorbonne
Caleb Beaudoin-Gauthier Caleb Beaudoin-Gauthier ... Pierre Martin enfant
Martin Champagne Martin Champagne ... Le père de Michel (in photo)
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Storyline

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 Guy Bellinger

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 February 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Happy Man See more »

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Budget:

CAD 7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Other collaborators:
  • Law consultant: François Boyer
  • Thanks: François Asselin, Nicolas Lévesque, Jean-François Ménard, Rémi Saint-Gélais, Philippe Wéris
  • Musician: Csaba Palotaï (guitar, banjo)
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Goofs

Around 00:08:21, Catherine is crossing legs. On the next shot, her legs aren't longer crossed. See more »

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A feel good movie
27 February 2009 | by stagnumSee all my reviews

"Le bonheur de Pierre" is a funny and surprising film. Pierre Richard in the role of Pierre Martin shows tenderness and never ending goodness. Rémy Girard, on the other part is the mayor you wish to never encounter. The actors are well directed and they really do a good job. I discovered Sylvie Testud, she is extraordinary in the role of Pierre Martin's daughter.

The screenplay and the story are wonderful, it offers refreshing humor on the surface and a touching message about happiness and unity on other levels. You will laugh and you will be touch by this movie.

Good entertainment for the whole family. Finally a film that makes you feel good!


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