Too Beautiful for You

Too Beautiful for You (French: Trop belle pour toi) is a 1989 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Bertrand Blier. It tells the story of Bernard (Gérard Depardieu), a well established BMW car dealer in the South of France, who's cheating on his beautiful wife (Carole Bouquet) with his ordinary-looking secretary (Josiane Balasko).

Too Beautiful for You
Film poster
Trop belle pour toi
Directed byBertrand Blier
Written byBertrand Blier
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
Edited byClaudine Merlin
Distributed byAMLF
Release date
  • 12 May 1989 (1989-05-12)
Running time
91 minutes
Box office$15 million[1]


Barthélémy Bernard, owner of a BMW car dealership, is married to a beautiful woman, Florence, but he falls in love with a very plain-looking woman, Colette, who has been hired as an interim secretary to his store. This relationship will change his life, as much as Schubert's music.


  • Josiane Balasko as Colette
  • Carole Bouquet as Florence
  • Gérard Depardieu as Bernard Barthélémy
  • Rolland Blanche as Marcello
  • François Cluzet as Pascal
  • Didier Bénureau as Léonce
  • Philippe Loffredo as Tanguy
  • Sylvie Orcier as Marie-Catherine
  • Myriam Boyer as Geneviève
  • Flavien Lebarbé as The son
  • Juana Marques as The daughter
  • Denise Chalem as Lorène
  • Jean-Louis Cordina as Gaby
  • Stéphane Auberghen as Paula


The film had 2,031,131 admissions in France.[1]



  1. "Trop belle pour toi (1989)". JP Box Office.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Too Beautiful for You". Retrieved 2009-08-01.

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