Les Malheurs d'Alfred (1971)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The notable French comedian Pierre Richard stars in and directs this, his second feature film. Here he plays Alfred, about whom it may be said, "if it weren't for bad luck, he'd have no luck at all." Unlucky in love, he tries to commit suicide, only to be thwarted by police efforts to prevent a simultaneous attempt by a nearby young woman. Their rescue does not proceed without numerous mishaps. Recovering, the young lady puts him up at her house, as he has run out of places to live. He joins a Parisian sporting team and seems to have transferred his bad luck to a corrupt television boss who is attempting to manipulate the game so that Alfred's Paris team loses.

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bad-luck, corruption, love, police, rescue, suicide, suicide-attempt