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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.


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Guy Bonnier (story, screenplay and dialogue), Christophe Duthuron (collaborating writer) | 4 more credits »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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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 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)


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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Release Date:

27 February 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Happy Man See more »


Box Office


CAD 7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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French visa # 119827. See more »


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


Written by Régent Archambault, Michel Bordeleau, Denis Fréchette, Jean Fréchette & Yves Lambert
Performed by La Bottine Souriante
Produced by Les Productions Mille Pattes
Performed by La Bottine Souriante
Produced by Les Productions Mille Pattes
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Highly enjoyable, funny, feel good movie - A must watch!
24 August 2009 | by KevinJarvisSee all my reviews

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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