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How to Be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife

Mar. 11, 2020 France 108 Min. N/A
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Juliette Binoche isPaulette Van Der Beck
Paulette Van Der Beck
Noémie Lvovsky isMarie-Therese
Edouard Baer isAndré Grunvald
André Grunvald
François Berléand isRobert Van der Beck
Robert Van der Beck
Marie Zabukovec isAnnie Fuchs
Annie Fuchs
Anamaria Vartolomei isAlbane Des-deux-Ponts
Albane Des-deux-Ponts
Lily Taïeb isYvette Ziegler
Yvette Ziegler
Pauline Briand isCorinne Schwartz
Corinne Schwartz
Armelle isChristiane Rougemont
Christiane Rougemont


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.

Original title La bonne épouse
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