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La bonne épouse

Martin Provost, France, 2020o


Paulette Van Der Beck and her husband have been running the housekeeping school of Bitche in Alsace for many years. Their mission is to train teenage girls to become the perfect housewives at a time when women were expected to be subservient to their husband. But while preparations are underway for the best housekeeping competition TV show, she and her lively students start questioning their beliefs as the nation-wide protests of May 1968 transform society around them.

Actrices étincelantes, réalisation intelligente : une réussite.

Marie Sauvion

Servie par un joli casting, cette comédie d’émancipation féminine au souffle kitsch se perd en cours de route. La cocasserie du début s’évapore et le film dégringole à mesure qu’il égrène des scènes qui ne sont envisagées que comme des bouées de sauvetage scénaristiques – et donc purement anecdotiques.

Marilou Duponchel


Movie Datao

Other titles
How to Be a Good Wife EN
Running time
109 Min.
Original language
ØYour rating5.9/10
IMDB user:
5.9 (1145)
< 10 votes
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Cast & Crewo

Juliette BinochePaulette Van Der Beck
Yolande MoreauGilberte
Noémie LvovskyMarie-Therese
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