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How to Be a Good Wife (2020)

U 05/11/2021 (US) Comedy 1h 48m


Paulette Van Der Beck and her husband have been running the housekeeping school of Bitche in Alsace for many years. Their mission is to train teenage girls to become the perfect housewives at a time when women were expected to be subservient to their husband. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to take her responsibilities. But while preparations are underway for the best housekeeping competition TV show, she and her lively students start questioning their beliefs as the nation-wide protests of May 1968 transform society around them. Reunited with her first love, André, and with the help of her eccentric stepsister Gilberte and strict nun Marie-Therese, Paulette joins forces with the schoolgirls to overcome their suppressed status and become liberated women.

  1. Martin Provost

    Director, Writer

  2. Séverine Werba


Top Billed Cast

  1. Juliette Binoche

    Juliette Binoche

    Paulette Van Der Beck

  2. Yolande Moreau

    Yolande Moreau

    Gilberte Van der Beck

  3. Noémie Lvovsky

    Noémie Lvovsky


  4. Édouard Baer

    Édouard Baer

    André Grunvald

  5. François Berléand

    François Berléand

    Robert Van der Beck

  6. Marie Zabukovec

    Marie Zabukovec

    Annie Fuchs

  7. Anamaria Vartolomei

    Anamaria Vartolomei

    Albane Des-deux-Ponts

  8. Lily Taïeb

    Lily Taïeb

    Yvette Ziegler

  9. Pauline Briand

    Pauline Briand

    Corinne Schwartz

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How to Be a Good Wife
How to Be a Good Wife

Original Title La Bonne Épouse

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

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