Ah! Si j'étais riche (2002)


Ah! Si j'étais riche (2002)
Ah! Si j'étais riche (original title)

Between Alice, a hospital nurse and Aldo, a shampoo sales representative, things have turned sour of late. Alice blames her husband for lacking ambition and contemplates divorce.One day Aldo wins the ten million euro lotto prize. But, unwilling to share the bonanza, he keeps mum about it, all the more as he finds out Alice has an affair with Gérard, Aldo's former friend and ... new boss. However, Aldo, leading a double life, starts spending his money ...
IMDb   5.9 /10
TheMovieDb    5.6 /10
FilmAffinity   5.6 /10
Release Date2002-11-26
Runtime1h 45min
Content Rating
AwardsAwards1 win
CompanySofica Valor 6, TF1 Films Production, TPS Cinéma
Gérard dit Gégéas Gérard dit Gégé
Jean-Philas Jean-Phil
Héléna Noguerra
Héléna Noguerra
Priscilleas Priscille
Morillonas Morillon
Kader Benhassineas Kader Benhassine
M. Agénoras M. Agénor
Madame Benhassineas Madame Benhassine
M. Sylvainas M. Sylvain
Marie Agnès Brigot
Marie Agnès Brigot
L'aide soignanteas L'aide soignante
Le vendeur de montresas Le vendeur de montres
Gérard Chambre
Gérard Chambre
L'avocatas L'avocat
Josselinas Josselin
Caroline Dattner
Caroline Dattner
Genevièveas Geneviève
Le jeune commercialas Le jeune commercial
Le vendeur de chaussures de luxe Westonas Le vendeur de chaussures de luxe Weston

If I Were a Rich Man (film)

If I Were a Rich Man (Ah! Si j'étais riche) is a 2002 French film written and directed by Gérard Bitton and Michel Munz.


Aldo Bonnard (played by Jean-Pierre Darroussin) is about to divorce his wife Alice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) while his new boss, Gérard (Richard Berry), is a hypocritical man. Worse, he discovers that his wife has an affair with his boss. But one day, he wins a lottery of 10 million euros. He decides to leave his job and not to reveal the news to his wife until the day of the divorce.

Principal cast

  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin : Aldo Bonnard
  • Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi : Alice
  • Richard Berry : Gérard
  • François Morel : Jean-Phil
  • Helena Noguerra : Priscille
  • Tony Gaultier : Morillon
  • Zinedine Soualem : Kader Benhassine
  • Noémie Lvovsky : Claire
  • Philippe Duquesne : Bergeron
  • Sophie Mounicot : Madame Gabai
  • Didier Flamand : Monsieur Agenor
  • Aurélie Boquien : Madame Benhassine
  • Darry Cowl : Sylvain
  • Frédéric Bouraly : Elvis
  • Jean Dujardin : Le vendeur Weston
  • Anne Marivin : The waitress


The film inspired a Spanish remake, Si Yo Fuera Rico, which was released in November 2019.