Francis (Michel Serrault) is stressed. He is struggling with a rebellious workforce at his factory and being hounded by the taxman. His snobby wife and daughter are extravagantly planning a society wedding with what little money he has left. Francis wants a way out. Whilst watching a TV programme, he is shocked to see a woman with two daughters give a passionate speech about her long-lost husband who looks surprisingly just like him. Francis puts himself forward as her husband and enters a more relaxed lifestyle on a farm with his sexy new wife and daughters. He thinks his problems are over, but soon realises the life he has stepped into isn't as perfect as he thought!
- Happiness Is in the Field review by CP
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This is a great film. First rate acting (including a small part for Eric Cantona) and extremely funny and beautifully photographed. What is particularly notable is the 'maleness' of it-it is a satire on snobbish, bourgeois women and admiration for sexier, more natural types. The best-drawn character is that of Francis's friend, a 'macho' if ever there was one, who acts as a magnetfor females. Very, very funny: a great portrait of old France!