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One Man and His Cow (2016)

La vache (original title)
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An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

Director:

Mohamed Hamidi

Writers:

Alain-Michel Blanc (dialogue), Alain-Michel Blanc (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fatsah Bouyahmed Fatsah Bouyahmed ... Fatah
Lambert Wilson ... Philippe
Jamel Debbouze ... Hassan
Hajar Masdouki Hajar Masdouki ... Naïma
Fehd Benchemsi ... Samir du webcafé
Catherine Davenier Catherine Davenier ... Jacqueline
Abdellah Chakiri Abdellah Chakiri ... Mokhtar
Amal El Atrache Amal El Atrache ... L'institutrice
Miloud Khetib Miloud Khetib ... Hamé Hamed
Brigitte Guedj Brigitte Guedj ... Brigitte
Christian Ameri Christian Ameri ... Lucien
Sara Boutaghriad Sara Boutaghriad
Lamia El Wali Lamia El Wali
Mohamed Razine Mohamed Razine
Karina Marimon Karina Marimon ... Cathy
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Storyline

It's a fact. Fatah, a sympathetic Algerian farmer, even more than his wife, he only has eyes for his prized heifer Jacqueline, dreaming to see her victorious at Paris' renowned competition in the annual Salon de l'Agriculture. And then one day, much to the village's surprise, unsuspecting Fatah's faith and perseverance finally pay off when he receives a long-awaited precious invitation to take part in the prestigious contest. So without delay, Fatah who had never left neither his family nor his village, sets off on an exciting open-air adventure full of surprises and unexpected encounters; at first by boat to Marseille and then afterwards on foot with his beloved Jacqueline always on his side, heading towards Paris. Undoubtedly, this is a unique long-distance journey that won't go unnoticed. Written by Nick Riganas

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

17 February 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

No se metan con mi vaca See more »

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Budget:

$5,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,003,756
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On a failli tourner le film en Arabie Saoudite See more »

Goofs

Around 01:04:54, the functionary keeps his hands along his body. On the next shot, his hands are on the bar. On the next shot, they are along his body again. And so on... See more »

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Fatah: C'est la faute de la poire!
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Fatah has a dream.
25 November 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

"La Vache" is the story of Fatah, an Algerian farmer whose dream is to participate in the Paris International Agriculture Fair with his Tarentaise cow called Jacqueline.All his friends and neighbours are making jokes about this dream.But one day he receives the official invitation for his participation.After some debates the elders and friends of the village will help him for the costs of traveling to Paris.Then begins the real adventure of Fatah and Jacqueline !! As they have time enough they will join Paris on foot.Some incidents (a night in a karaoke, drinking pear liquor,a photograph of a kiss, an arrest) but also nice encounters , his stay in the house of the count, the love letter, the friendship and the solidarity of the people. And another important thing: the media, Fatha and Jacqueline begin to be famous on TV and YouTube: many people are waiting for them in Paris. I shall not escribe the end of the film. It's a story about encounters, about tolerance, friendship and solidarity. But it's also a story with quite a lot of humour and humanity: the philosophical talk of Fatah and the count about the life,the problems (Algeria should be champion of the world of the countries with problems) and the love (the first declaration of love for Naïma). I didn't know Fatsah Bouyahmed before this film, but it's a very good comedian. I enjoyed very much this story.


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