Fatsah is a humble farmer in Algeria. His pride and joy is his cow Jacqueline, and he dreams of taking her to the Paris Agricultural Show.

One day, to the amazement of everyone in his village, he receives an invitation to the show, and leaves home for the first time, taking a boat across the Mediterranean to Marseille. From there, he sets out to cross France on foot with his beloved cow.

Along the way, Fatah and Jacqueline have some surprising encounters in this heartwarming and sometimes uproarious road-trip adventure.

An eye-opening and touching journey across the France of today.

Director's Biography

Mohamed Hamidi is a writer and director, known for NÉ QUELQUE PART (2013) and LA MARCHE (2013).

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Mohamed Hamidi

Written by: Mohamed Hamidi, Alain-Michel Blanc, Fatsah Bouyahmed

Produced by: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Jamel Debbouze

Cinematography: Elin Kirschfink

Editing: Marion Monnier

Production Design: Arnaud Roth

Costume Design: Hadjira Ben Rahou

Make-Up & Hair: Françoise Quilichini, José Luis Casas

Original Score: Ibrahim Maalouf

Sound Design: Pierre Excoffier, Olivier Varenne

Main Cast: Fatsah Bouyahmed (Fatsah), Lambert Wilson (Philippe), Jamel Debbouze (Hassan)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Comedy 2016