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by Thomas Gilou


Messaoud, a young Arab boy, is placed in a foster family in rural France at the age of nine . The year is 1961 and Algeria is in the midst of revolution. Gisèle, his adoptive mother, by fear of the anti-Arab sentiment that has broken out in the region, decides to change the child’s identity. Messaoud is renamed Michel, "Michou". Gisèle also hides the truth from her own husband, Georges, a retired soldier. Little by little, things get complicated between Georges, Gisèle and Michou.

original title: Michou D'Auber
country: France
sales agent: EuropaCorp
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Thomas Gilou
release date: BE 28/02/2007, FR 28/02/2007
screenplay: Thomas Gilou, Jean Cosmos, Messaoud Hatou
cast: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Romain Kraeutlein, Samy Seghir, Medy Kerouani
cinematography by: Robert Alazraki
film editing: Francine Sandberg
art director: Laure Lepelley
costumes designer: Catherine Bouchard
music: Alexandre Desplat
producer: Michel Feller, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
production: EuropaCorp, TF1 Studio Production
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution
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