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Fortunat poster.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by Alex Joffé
Written by Alex Joffé
Michel Breitman (novel)
Starring Bourvil
Michèle Morgan
Music by Denis Kieffer
Cinematography Pierre Petit
Edited by Eric Pluet
Produzioni Cinematografiche Mediterranee (PCM)
Silver Films
Distributed by Cinédis
Release date
16 November 1960
Running time
121 minutes
Country France / Italy
Language French

Fortunat (English: Fortunate) is a 1960 Franco-Italian co-production motion picture comedy directed and written by Alex Joffé, based on a novel by Michel Breitman. The film stars Bourvil and Michèle Morgan.

It tells the story of a lazy man who helps a sociable lady and her children from the Nazis.


At the time of the occupation of France, the destiny joins together the poacher Fortunat, honest guy somewhat related to drink and Juliette, elegant woman accompanied by her two children: Pierre and Maurice. Miss Massillon, a helpful teacher, tries to help Juliette who is sought by the Nazis since her husband, a chief of resistance, was stopped. Juliette and her children must gain the free zone to take refuge in Toulouse. For that it is necessary for them to cross the line of demarcation. It is Fortunat which is charged to lead in sure place the two children and their mother. Close links will link Fortunat and Juliette. A scene of film implies clearly that they have a sexual relationship at least once. But the release occurs and Juliette finds her husband. Fortunat sets out again then towards its destiny of solitary man.


  • Michèle Morgan - Juliette
  • Bourvil - Fortunat
  • Gaby Morlay - Miss Massillon
  • Rosy Varte - Mrs.Falk

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