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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
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Directed byÉric Rohmer
Produced byMargaret Ménégoz
Written byÉric Rohmer
StarringBéatrice Romand
André Dussollier
Féodor Atkine
Arielle Dombasle
Music byRonan Girre
Simon des Innocents
CinematographyBernard Lutic
Edited byCécile Decugis
Distributed byActeurs Auteurs Associés
Release date
19 May 1982
Running time
97 min.


Sabine, an art history student, is growing tired of being the mistress of a married painter, Simon. She meets Edmond, handsome, young, rich and single, and declares that she is going to marry him.

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