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

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
  • Cinematography
    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
  • Runtime
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Switzerland
  • Format
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