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Le Bonheur (1966)

Le Bonheur (1966)

Le Bonheur





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Agnes Varda wrote this drama about a married carpenter who begins a torrid affair with a postal clerk and tries to lead his life loving both her and his wife. (Alternate title: "Happiness")more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Agnès Varda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 22, 2008
Criterion Collection


Jean-Claude Drouot
as François Chevalier
Claire Drouot
as Thérèse Chevalier
Marie-France Boyer
as Émilie Savignard
Olivier Drouot
as Pierrot Chevalier
Sandrine Drouot
as Gisou Chevalier

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Critic Reviews for Le Bonheur

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

For Varda, chance is more of a reason people get married than love is.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 2, 2005

Full Review… | May 10, 2004
Senses of Cinema

Audience Reviews for Le Bonheur


just a remarkable film. varda paints the super-idyllic life of a young couple and their children (played by an irl family) that is all surface and far too good to be true. indeed the husband soon takes a mistress and even feels compelled to tell his wife about her for the sake of honesty as he wants to keep them both. how i longed to see the two women team up a la diabolique but in fact francois isn't evil, he's just a man doing what men have done forever. chillingly reminiscent of the stepford wives. see it!

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer



Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

After seeing this film I now know why the french enjoyed our American Westerns so much, this movie suxs, Its so slow and finally at the end they had a point. Must say i do like those french women, I mean after all where else are you gonna find a women who is happy for her husband when she finds out he has a second lover. Its from the Criterion collection, thats 2 in a row that have sucked. Pass it up unless your a french female.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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