Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not seem very interested.
Le Beau Mariage (The Good Marriage) is a 1982 French film directed by Éric Rohmer, starring Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine. It is one of Rohmer’s “comedies and proverbs” (comédies et proverbes). Its theme is a proverb from La Fontaine: “Quel esprit ne bat la campagne ? qui ne fait château en Espagne ?” (that is, “Who doesn’t daydream? Who doesn’t build castles in Spain”).
Le Beau Mariage (1982)
Directed by: Éric Rohmer
Starring: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle, Huguette Faget, Thamila Mezbah, Sophie Renoir
Screenplay by: Éric Rohmer
Cinematography by: Bernard Lutic
Film Editing by: Cécile Decugis
Art Department: Alberto Bali
Music by: Ronan Girre, Simon des Innocents
Distributed by: Acteurs Auteurs Associés
Release Date: May 19, 1982