One Man and his Cow / La vache

2017 ARCHIVE

Limited screenings!

Director: Mohamed Hamidi
Cast: Fatsha Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debouzze
Country: France, Morocco
Language: French, Arabic with English subtitles
Year of production: 2015
Genre: Comedy, Road Movie
Rating: M Offensive language
Duration: 92 min
Festivals: CoLCoA French Film Festival Los Angeles 2016

“A warm and unifying comedy which …has become the antidote needed by a divided France.” TF1 News

Synopsis

Fatah is a simple Algerian farmer with a big dream: to show his beloved cow Jacqueline at the Paris International Agricultural Show. When – to the amazement of his whole village – he receives an invitation to the show, an intrepid journey begins for one man who has never before left his country. What starts as the simple struggle of crossing France on foot, becomes both a hilarious and an emotional journey as Fatah is embroiled in the tragedies and joys of those he meets along the way. As the Agricultural Show grows ever nearer, will Fatah and Jacqueline reach their destination in time?

Loosely inspired by the classic Fernandel comedy The Cow and I (1959), One Man and his Cow is feel-good comedy at its best. With an adept combination of slapstick humour and genuinely touching moments, Mohamed Hamidi deftly crafts a comedy that is both entertaining and emotionally satisfying. Fatsha Bouyahmed as Fatah in his first major cinema role, charms with a mixture of naivety and honesty. Lambert Wilson (also in The Odyssey) shows a talent for comedy as an impoverished count, and popular stand-up comedian Jamel Debouzze is the very stroppy cousin who has left his origins behind. An unusual road movie, One Man and his Cow is a very tender journey across contemporary France.

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Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Fri 3 Mar 6:35 pm E
Sat 11 Mar 6:30 pm E
ENCORE SESSION: 
Sat 1 Apr 6:00 pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Thurs 9 Mar 6:40 pm
ENCORE SESSION: Sat 1 Apr 6:30 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 12 Mar 6:30 pm

NELSON
Sun 12 Mar 6:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Thu 16 Mar 6:50 pm
ENCORE SESSION: Sat 8 Apr 6:00 pm

ARROWTOWN
Thurs 23 Mar 6:00 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Thurs 23 Mar 6:15 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Fri 31 Mar 6:25 pm

HAMILTON
Thurs 30 Mar 6:30 pm
ENCORE SESSION: Mon 10 Apr 6:10 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Fri 7 Apr 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN
Sat 8 Apr 6:35 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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