Mazel Tov Ou le Mariage (1968)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The original French title of Marry Me, Marry Me was Mazel Tov ou le Marriage, which was more appropriate to the ethnic ambience of this Claude Berri confection. Director Berri effectively casts himself as the protagonist, a Jewish encyclopedia salesman who impregnates the daughter (Elisabeth Wiener) of a Brussels diamond merchant. Anxious to do the right thing by marrying the girl, the salesman must first win the approval of her family. He takes English lessons from a beauteous British woman (Prudence Harrington), falling in love with her in the process. Coming to the conclusion that to marry into his expectant girlfriend's family would be a major mistake for all concerned, the salesman proposes to his tutor. When this falls through, he ends up with Girl Number One after all -- which turns out not to be so painful a proposition as he originally thought.



English-language, family-disapproval, love-triangle, pregnancy, salesperson, tutor