Le bonheur de Pierre

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: February 27, 2009 (limited)
DVD: October 27, 2009

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Cast: Pierre Richard, Sylvie Testud, Rémy Girard, Louise Portal, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Gaston Lepage, Patrick Drolet


Pierre Martin, a quantum physicist, receives a telephone call from the notary of Pebray informing him that he, along with his daughter, are the last survivors of the Martin family. Aunt Jeanne, whom they haven't seen for 56 years, died in Canada. She left all her possessions to them, including an inn in Sainte-Simone-du-Nord, a small village located in an area called Saguenay. Pierre sees this as the call of destiny. At 65, a widower for five years, he wants to have this second chance at life. He especially wants his daughter Catherine, an ambitious Parisian journalist, to share this journey with him. Unfortunately, she's not very willing.

However, life, the server of destiny, will make sure that everything that needs to happen, will happen. Pierre and Catherine will leave for Canada. Pierre, an eternal optimist, the Teflon man on whom misfortune never falls, finds that his dreams of life in this small pastoral village are quickly transformed into a nightmare. The mayor of Sainte-Simone-du-Nord put up with Jeanne the Frenchwoman for more than 50 years, and it's out of the question that he endures a second generation of her family!

Director: Robert Ménard
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Claude Bonin, Guy Bonnier
Screenplay: Guy Bonnier

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