Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »
This movie put Pierre Richard on the map and he became the biggest French comic star of the seventies ,culminating in the triumph of "La Chèvre" in 1981 ,in which he played opposite Depardieu.
Alfred is a born loser ,always down on his luck;he tries to commit suicide but happily his attempt is a failure and he meets Agathe (Anny Duperey)a lovely TV host.
The movie is essentially a marvelous precise spoof on the television games of the era and their stupidity.As they are today even more pathetic than they were yesterday ,"Les Malheurs D'Alfred " is still relevant in our times.
Not only Richard starred in it but he also directed the movie,his sophomore effort (the first one was "Le Distrait").