Scene from the film Our Lucky Hours
Scene from the film Our Lucky Hours
Scene from the film Our Lucky Hours
Scene from the film Our Lucky Hours
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Our Lucky Hours

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
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Between 1939 and 1945, more than 40,000 internees died of hunger in French psychiatric hospitals. Only one place escapes this hecatomb, the asylum of a village isolated from the center of France – Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole. What made this place so different? Few hours of amateur films accidentally discovered, arising from the past, come to testify thousand and one daily inventions of a place of resistance.


  • Original title
    Les Heures heureuses
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martine Deyres, Anne Paschetta
  • DOP
    Jean-Christophe Beauvallet, Dino Berguglia, Antoine-Marie Meert
  • Editing
    Philippe Boucq, Catherine Catella, Martine Deyres
  • Music
    Olivier Brisson, Nicola Marinoni
  • Sound
    Olivier Hespel, Marianne Roussy, Olivier Schwob
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
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