Adieu Plancher des Vaches



Nicholas is about 20. He comes from a wealthy family. His mother is a remarkable businesswoman. Nicolas spends as much time as he can in the local town. He has broken with his family background. He works as a window cleaner and as a dishwasher in a bistro.
He is already a bit of an alcoholic, like his father whose sole function in the family seems to be providing children (it is a large family with four girls and two boys).
His friends are the hoodlums, the homeless or the humble people of the neighborhood where he spends his days.
The girls are often pretty. Pity they are never keen on the boys who might love them.
Life is rather tough, but still rather pleasant.
One evening, however, Nicholas follows the gang in a venture which is riskier than usual …

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Otar Ioselliani

Written by: Otar Ioselliani

Produced by: Martine Marignac

Cinematography: William Lubtchansky

Editing: Otar Ioselliani, Ewa Lenkiewicz

Production Design: Emmanuel de Chauvigny

Original Score: Nicolas Zourabichvili

Cast: Nico Tarielashvili, Lily Lavina, Philippe Bas, Stephanie Hainque

Nominations and Awards

  • European Critic’s Award – Prix Fipresci 1999
  • Feature Film Selection 1999