I was wondering about this phrase that I came across in the movie Parapluies de Cherbourg.
Il a fallu ce hasard.
I understand the meaning — This is unplanned — but I am having a hard time parsing this sentence. For example why is falloir used here?
Could anyone please help? Also is this phrase of common use in French? EDIT:
The full context: Geneviève on meeting her long-lost lover:
J'ai été chercher la petite chez ma belle mère, il a fallu ce hasard.
So based on the below answer could it mean that : this coincidence just had to be (in the sense of I'm glad I ran into you) . Or does it mean just mean that this coincidence was necessary for us to meet?