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The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir

L'extraordinaire Voyage du Fakir

FEATURE FILM 100'
Action/Adventure / Comedy

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Based on the international best-seller by ROMAIN PUERTOLAS translated into 37 languages

Directed by

Ken Scott (Starbuck, Delivery Man, The Grand Seduction)

Starring

Dhanush (Bollywood Cinema Star)
Bérénice Bejo ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINEE & CESAR AWARD WINNER (Eternity, The Search, The Past, The Artist)
Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic, Blood Father, Live Like Vine)
Ben Miller BAFTA AWARD for best comedy The Amstrong and Miller Show (Johnny English)
Barkhad Abdi OSCAR & BAFTA AWARDS for Best Actor in a supporting role Captain Phillips (Blade Runner)
Gérard Jugnot (The Chorus, The War of Buttons, Friends Forever)
Abel Jafri CESAR AWARD for Timbuktu (Velerian, Passion of Christ)
Amruta Sant
Stefano Cassetti (Roberto Succo)

Production

Brio Films & Vamonos Films

2017 / Original language: English / Color / 2.40 / available in hd & 2k

After his mother’s death, a young fakir from the streets of Rajasthan, Aja, leaves India for France to track down the father he never knew. From the moment he arrives in Paris, nothing goes as planned. A disaster with an eccentric taxi driver leaves him stranded outside Paris at IKEA, where he falls head over heels for Marie, a lovely Franco-American who befriends him. But his hopes for love are dashed when he accidentally gets stuck in a wardrobe and shipped across Europe! On the run from border police and bandits, he meets a colorful cast of characters as he hops across the globe escaping danger. Can his clever imagination and briefcase of magic tricks get him back to Paris to meet Marie and discover his father’s identity?

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Screenplay
ROMAIN PUERTOLAS & LUC BOSSI (Mood Indigo)

With the collaboration of
KEN SCOTT & JON GOLDMAN (Diplomacy)

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"An extremely feel-good movie"
Hollywood Reporter

"Oddly wholesome entertainment peppered with positive messages about generosity and overcoming adversity"
SCREEN

"Ken Scott’s aggressively fanciful and relentlessly nice fable-like travelogue offers pleasant narrative developments"
SCREEN

"Never too edgy or too suspenseful or too violent, it just rolls along at a nice pace telling a nice story"
SCREEN


"Humor, sweetness and honesty make this tale about migrants a truly poetic odyssey."
"A film that makes you feel good."
PARISIEN

"A consensus comedy"
OBS

"Ken Scott gives us a sweet and energetic fantasy in the form of a seasonal feel-good movie."
EXPRESS

"A delightful feel-good movie"
"A real hit!"
FEMME ACTUELLE

"A devilish comedy"
20 MINUTES

"We recommend you dive into this sea of sweetness and kindness."
ELLE

"A feel-good movie"
"An ode to integration that addresses the question of clandestine immigration with humor."
"We loved it"
TELE LOISIRS

"A joyously offbeat cultural shock"
JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE

"Feel-good movie"
"A sweet tale with wild adventures and good-hearted humor"
LA CROIX

"Tamil cinema superstar Dhanush is gifted with stunning charm."
PREMIERE

"Pure fantasy: a light-hearted, fabulous humanistic tale."
TELE 7 JOURS

"A (surprisingly) successful mix of diverse cultures"
TELERAMA

"A wild adventure novel on the big screen"
"A jolly good fable"
"Above all, a fairy tale and an ode to travel"
AFP

"Malicious and full of joy"
"Lovely, funny and poetic tale"
"A cheerful moment at the movies, energetic and uplifting"
FRANCE INFO

"A cheerful family film for all"
RTL

"An inventive film, full of life and joy"
"A humanistic tale about migrants"
FRANCE 2 TV Journal

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