Carnaval (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The winning combination of star Fernandel and director Henri Verneuil scored another success with 1953's Carnaval. Fernandel plays Dardamelle, an architect who is only mildly put out when he discovers that his wife Francine (Jacqueline Pagnol) has been unfaithful. In fact, he takes great pride that Francine is so attractive to another man, bragging about her indiscretion to all his friends. He even founds an organization for cuckolded husbands, culminating in a carnival parade float celebrating his friends' "betrayal." The satiric mood is broken at the finale, giving way to unexpected sentimentality.

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extramarital-affair, husband-and-wife, parade, pride