To be...or to be someone else?
Le Bonheur Est Dans Le PrÃ© is the story of Francis Bergeade (Michel Serrault), a successful but disgruntled businessman whose less-than-ordinary life is about to take an extraordinary turn. His seemingly comfortable lifestyle is marred by impending industrial action at his toilet-seat factory, and his stress is compounded by a home life made miserable by a cold wife and contemptuous daughter.
During an episode of the TV show "Where Are You Now?" a woman appeals for contact with her long-lost husband - a man who bears a striking resemblance to Francis. In a rare spirit of adventure, he responds, and before long has started a new life in the country with an idyllic family. But just how long can Francis ignore his sense of duty in pursuit of personal happiness?
Le Bonheur Est Dans Le PrÃ© is a delightful film that combines offbeat charm with a kind of universal familiarity, begging the bigger question: Is happiness built on fiction better than a mundane truth?