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JACKY AU ROYAUME DES FILLES

by Riad Sattouf

synopsis

In the Democratic and Popular Republic of Bubunne, women have the power, they rule and fight wars, while men wear headscarves and look after the home. Among them, Jacky a twenty-year-old male, has the same impossible fantasy as all the rest of the single men in his country: to marry the Colonel, the dictator's daughter, and have lots of baby girls with her. But when the General at last decides to organize a great ball to find a husband for her daughter, things get worse for Jacky: mistreated by his family-in-law, he watches his dream slowly slip out of reach.

original title: Jacky au royaume des filles
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Riad Sattouf
release date: FR 29/01/2014, BE 29/01/2014, DE 19/02/2015
screenplay: Riad Sattouf
cast: Vincent Lacoste, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Anémone, Valérie Bonneton, Michel Hazanavicius, Noémie Lvovsky
cinematography by: Josée Deshaies
film editing: Virginie Bruant
art director: Alain Guffroy
costumes designer: Olivier Ligen
music: Riad Sattouf
producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint
co-producer: Romain Le Grand, Florian Genetet-Morel, Frédérique Dumas
production: Les Films des Tournelles, Pathé Films, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinéma, Alvy Productions
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Alternative Films
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