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Paulette Van Der Beck (played by the inimitable Juliette Binoche in a delightful comic turn) has been running the housekeeping school of Bitche in Alsace with her husband for many years. Their mission: to train teenage girls to become the perfect housewives. But when her husband dies suddenly, her certainties are left shaken. Before long, the lives of Paulette and her students become transformed by the feminist uprising of May 68. Blending classic farce, playful satire and full-hearted feminist conviction, How to Be a Good Wife is a crowd-pleasing send-up of 1960s France and celebration of the women who fought for change.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    109 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
    France, Belgium
  • Director
    Martin Provost
  • Screenwriter
    Martin Provost, Séverine Werba
  • Producer
    François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne, Serge Hayat
  • Cinematographer
    Guillaume Schiffman
  • Editor
    Albertine Lastera