Au Bonheur des Dames

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  • Son Excellence also looks at political life, and Pot-Bouille and Au Bonheur des Dames look at middle class life in Paris.
  • The novel tells the story of Denise Baudu, a 20-year-old woman from Valognes who comes to Paris with her younger brothers and begins working as a saleswoman at the department store Au Bonheur des Dames.
  • In 2013 she collaborated with Mick la Rock to create the backdrop for her exhibit, Au Bonheur des Dames at the Stedelijk.
  • It was the second film Duvivier directed based on a novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, the first being Au Bonheur des Dames in 1930.
  • Denise's story is played against the career of Octave Mouret, the owner of Au Bonheur des Dames, whose retail innovations and store expansions threaten the existence of all the neighborhood shops.
  • In Au Bonheur des Dames, he uses a young widow to influence a political figure-modeled after Baron Haussmann-in order to gain frontage access to a huge thoroughfare, the present day rue de Quatre-Septembre, for the store.