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Le Bonheur

Spine #420

Jan 22, 2008

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Le Bonheur

Directed By: Agnes Varda
Starring: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Marie-Françoise Boyer, Sandrine Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Paul Vecchiali
Licensor: 87 Productions

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Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.

  • The Two Women of "Le bonheur" (2006), a short piece featuring actors Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer
  • Thoughts on "Le bonheur" (2006), a discussion between four scholars and intellectuals discussing the concept of happiness and its relation to the film
  • Two short pieces by Varda investigating people's idea of happiness
  • Jean-Claude Drouot Returns (2006), a featurette in which the actor revisits the film's setting forty years later
  • Segment from the 1964 television program Démons et merveilles du cinéma, featuring footage of Varda shooting Le bonheur
  • Interview with Varda from 1998 about Le bonheur
  • Du Côté de la côte (1958), a short film by Varda exploring the tourist destination of the Côte d'Azur
  • Theatrical trailer


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