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LE BONHEUR

LE BONHEUR

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LE BONHEUR

  • Directed by Agnès Varda
  • Starring Jean-Claude Drouot, Marie-France Boyer, Marcelle Faure-Bertin
  • 1965 | 81mins | France | rated (15)

One of Agnès Varda's more provocative films is a detailed study of adult fidelity and happiness.


In suburban Paris, young François (Jean-Claude Drouot) appears to live a happy, contented existence with his wife, Therese (Claire Drouot), and their two small children. Despite his apparent satisfaction, François takes a mistress named Emilie (Marie-France Boyer), and, remarkably, doesn't feel the least bit of remorse for his philandering. While he is able to justify loving both women, François' infidelity results in tragic real-life consequences for both him and his family.