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How To Be A Good Wife

How To Be A Good Wife (DVD, M)

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It is 1968. The immaculate and morally upright Paulette Van Der Beck (the ever-exquisite Juliette Binoche) and her husband Robert have been running Van der Becks School of Housekeeping and Good Manners in the lush regions of Alsace for over two decades, with the help of Paulettes... eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Yolande Moreau) and the schools communist-fearing, ex-Resistance nun Marie-Thrse (a scene-stealing Nomie Lvovsky). Their mission: to train teenagers to become perfect housewives, in times when women were expected to be largely subservient. After an accident turns clockwork order into chaos, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of financial ruin. Forced to assume executive responsibilities, she is flustered even more by an encounter with her long-lost first love, Andr (douard Baer), who becomes relentless in his desire to rekindle their romance. Meanwhile, a sweeping nationwide protest movement is transforming the society around them, encouraging the schools pupils to challenge authority and question their own desires and beliefs Before long the entire group undertakes a journey of liberation, one that will transform all their lives. Striking a near-magical tone thats both satirical and tender, this hugely-entertaining tale of solidarity looks set to become one of the years biggest comedic hits.
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DVD Code PAL212
Rating M
Year 2020
Runtime 109 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, M
Released 18 Nov 2021
Available at supplier; usually ships 7-14 working days

Movie Information

Director Martin Provost
Cast and Crew Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noemie Lvovsky, Edouard Baer, Franois Berleand, Marie Zabukovec, Anamaria Vartolomei, Lily Taieb, Pauline Briand, Armelle, Marine Berlanger, Clemence Blondeau, Marie Cornillon, Lauren Deguitre & Clementine Delange
Languages French
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio 1.77:1
Subtitles English
Tagline French movie making at its best


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DVD Code PAL212
Stock Available
Status Available at supplier; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Madman Films
Released 18 Nov 2021
Publication Country
Format DVD, M
Category Drama
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 109mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1